Services for People with Disabilities

Services for individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.

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The Hazard Building (Building #74)
41 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-3201
Organization Name: State of Rhode Island
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The Hazard Building (Building #74)
41 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-3201
TDD: 401-462-6087
Eligibility: Funding stream for services for adults with Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Must meet eligibility criteria.
Services Provided: Developmental Disabilities

Funds a statewide network of community services and supports for Rhode Islanders living with developmental disabilities. These services are available through community provider agencies. Individuals and families may also receive self-directed services.

Mental Health Services []
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
Youth Transition Guide Take Charge of Your Mental Health []
Provider Profiles: Mission: To serve Rhode Islanders who live with mental illness, substance use disorder and/or a developmental disability by maintaining a system of high quality, safe, affordable and coordinated care across the spectrum of behavioral health care services. To promote the health, safety and well-being of all Rhode Islanders by developing policies and programs that address the issues of mental illness, addiction, recovery and community support.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Kingston, RI

25 Independence Way Suite G
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-789-4614
Organization Name: Fogarty Center, Inc.
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25 Independence Way Suite G
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-789-4614
Eligibility: Medicaid eligible
Services Provided: Home Based Therapy Services (HBTS) []
Personal Assistance Services and Supports (PASS) []
Respite []
Provider Profiles: Established in 1952, the Fogarty Center is a private, non-profit agency that provides a variety of services and supports to children and adults with intellectual, developmental and/or other disabilities.

Providing Residential Opportunities, Self-Directed Support, Day Services and Children’s Services, the Fogarty Center is one of the original provider agencies in Rhode Island. We continue to refine and enhance our services with a commitment to developing innovating and individualized opportunities.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/6/2019

Pawtucket, RI

Organization Name: Ocean State Center for Independent Living
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175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-738-1013
Toll Free Phone: 866-857-1161
Services Provided: Young Adult Transition Program
Assists young adults (ages 18-24) who are self-directed to transition to community
independence. OSCIL provides basic independent living skills training, peer
support, and information on disability and community resources.
Additional services include:
Lunch and Learn series
Peer Support
Independent Living Skill Training
Home Accessibility and Adaptability
Assistive Technology lending program

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Provider Profiles: Ocean State Center for Independent Living , OSCIL, provides information on community resources and services to persons with disabilities and their families, service providers, and the general public, as well as receiving referrals for our agency for direct services. Information is provided by phone, email, mail, and one-on-one to walk-ins to our Center.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017

Providence, RI

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
TDD: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-456-8150
Languages Spoken: Spanish via RI Relay 711 or (866) 355-9241
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Services Provided:
• Technical assistance and training in the areas of Early Intervention, infant mental health and trauma-based care practices, inclusive practices in schools, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports in schools, learners with low incidence disabilities (vision, hearing, deaf-blindness), transition from high school, and community-based employment strategies for youth and adults.
• Services include:
o Instruction and mobility services to children who are blind or visually impaired.
o Educational Advocates for students with disabilities who are in state care.
o Benefits counseling and assistance for Social Security beneficiaries.
o Family support and navigation of services.
o Support group for self-directed support users (DDD)
o Plan writing for self-directed support users (DDD).
o Support for parents with intellectual disabilities.
o Support to students in post-secondary education.
Provider Profiles: Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, founded at Rhode Island College in 1993, is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). UCEDDs are evidence driven and designed to advance policies, practices, and research that improve the health, education, social, and economic well-being of people with disabilities, their families, and their communities. There are 67 UCEDD programs in the United States. This national network is administered through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
The Sherlock Center partners with state and national agencies, schools, institutions of higher education and community providers to implement its core functions: preservice preparation, services (including technical assistance, community education, and direct services), research, and information dissemination. As of 2016, the Sherlock Center is a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program.
Areas of Emphasis:
Early Childhood and Education
Inclusion and Community Membership
Low Incidence Disabilities
Transition, Employment and Adult Life
Workforce and Professional Development
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/21/2019


Organization Name: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
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35 Halsey Street, 4th floor
c/o SPAN
Newark, NJ 97102
Phone: 973-642-8100
Eligibility: Disability-related issues for birth to 22
Services Provided: Information and referral center providing information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.
Provider Profiles: Internet information resources
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/23/2019
Organization Name: Library of Congress
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Washington, DC 20542
Phone: 202-707-5100
TDD: 202-707-0744
Fax: 202-707-0712
Eligibility: Physically or visually impaired US residents
Services Provided: This service is free and loans Braille books and magazines, recorded books and magazines, music in large print and Braille, and playback equipment designed for the visually impaired. Available to US residents with physical or visual impairment.
Provider Profiles: Administered nationally through cooperating regional and local libraries.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020