Services for People with Disabilities

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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.

Address:
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) dual sensory, 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
Self-Determination
Transition, Employment and Adult Life
Workforce and Professional Development

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/10/2020
Organization Name: Momentum,Inc
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Address:
715 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
Phone: 401-618-6991
Fax: 401-885-1531
Email: info@momentumri.org
Eligibility: Momentum accepts a variety of insurance options including medicaid and self pay. Contact for eligibility.
Services Provided:

Momentum offers a wide range of services Link

  • Applied Therapy Analysis (ABA)
  • Assessments and Interventions
  • Home Based Therapy Services (HBTS)
  • Personal Assistance and Support Services (PASS)
  • Center Based Clinical Services
  • School Consultations
  • Registered Behavior Technician Training 

Provider Profiles:

Momentum is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities achieve their full potential. Our staff are committed to the mission and include experts in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, and Psychology, that work together to enhance lives. Our behavioral health services provide a wide range of resources and tools to families, schools, and community programs in order to meet the unique needs of each of our clients as we build momentum towards achieving goals.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/25/2020
Address:
P.O. Box 40243
Providence, RI 02940
Phone: 401-684-0747
Fax: 401-684-0050
Email: info@mobhs.com
Services Provided:

Servicing Families of Children with Behavioral and Developmental Needs

Areas of Practice

  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Home Based Therapy Services (HBTS)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Personal Assistant Services and Supports (PASS)
  • Parent Training
Provider Profiles:

Our mission is to partner with clients families, administrators, educational and related services to ensure clients’ growth for the long-term. Advocating for the inclusion and skill development necessary for their independence, and provide state-of-the art, evidence-based behavior analytic treatment methodologies.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/23/2020
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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Address:
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
[http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/developmentaldisabilities/application_eligibility.php]

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 [http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/mh/index.php]
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
Youth Transition Guide Take Charge of Your Mental Health [http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/whats_new/pdf/RIYOUTHTRANSITIONGUIDEWEB-02-16-2018.pdf?]
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
Organization Name: Looking Upwards, Inc.
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Address:
2074 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-847-0960
Fax: 401-293-5795
Eligibility: Medicaid eligible. Coverage areas include: Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, Newport, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Portsmouth, Providence, Tiverton, Wakefield, Warren and Westerly.
Services Provided:

Looking Upwards provide an array of services to children and adults that have a developmental delay.

Children & Families link

  • Home Based Therapy Services HBTS link
  • Personal Assistance Services and Support PASS link
  • School to Career Transition Services link
  • Behavioral Consulting link
  • School Services link

There is a separate directory listing for Early Intervention at Looking Upward  

Adult Services link

  • Supported Living
  • Shared Living
  • Community Based Family Services
  • Day Enrichment
  • Employment Services
Provider Profiles:

Looking Upwards is a place where people discover new possibilities. It’s where adults with developmental disabilities explore what’s meaningful to them and create satisfying lives. It’s a place where families of children with special healthcare needs find support so their children get the best start in life and thrive as they grow. Looking Upwards is a resource for school departments and a variety of professionals, expanding their options for how they serve their communities.

For over 35 years, Looking Upwards has been helping individuals to live to their fullest potential.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/23/2020
Organization Name: Fogarty Center, Inc.
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Address:
25 Independence Way Suite G
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-789-4614
Fax: 401-789-1957
Email: askfogarty@fogartycenter.org
Eligibility: Must be Medicaid eligible. Coverage areas: Ashaway, Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich, Hope Valley, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Warwick and Westerly.
Services Provided:

The Fogarty Center’s Children’s services include Home Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS), Personal Assistance Support Services (PASS) and Respite.

Home Based Therapy Services HBTS link
Personal Assistance Services and Supports PASS link 
Respite Respite link

 Contact Melissa Linicus, Clinical Director of Children’s Services at 401-789-4614

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.

Fogarty offers a range of adult services link including Adult Residential Opportunities, Self-Directed Support, Day 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: 11/23/2020
Address:
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-739-2700
Eligibility: There are programs at Trudeau for all stages of life. Each program has eligibility requirements.
Services Provided:

The J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center provides a wide range of comprehensive services for all ages including :

Community Supports and Home Based Children's Services link

  • Family Support Services
  • Applied Behavior Analysis(ABA)
  • Home Based Therapy Services (HBTS)
  • Respite
  • Personal Assistance and Support Service(PASS)

Crayons Therapeutic Child Care Center and Kids Connect Program link(currently closed and not accepting new enrollments)

Adult Services link

  • Employment Concepts
  • Residential Services
  • Adult recreation
  • Shared Living
  • Works for me

Additional Directory Listings of Trudeau Programs

  • Early Intervention-listed on a separate Directory entry
  • Pathways Strategic Teaching Center's school for children with autism
Provider Profiles:

Our mission is to promote an enhanced quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Trudeau has served as the area’s leading provider of services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are one of the few human service organizations that serves individuals at all stages of life. We currently work with over 3,000 consumers annually throughout Rhode Island and in some cities and towns in nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/23/2020
Organization Name: Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
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Address:
35 Halsey Street, 4th floor
c/o SPAN
Newark, NJ 97102
Phone: 973-642-8100
Email: malizo@spanadvocacy.org
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: Ocean State Center for Independent Living
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Address:
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-738-1013
Toll Free Phone: 866-857-1161
Email: info@oscil.org
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

Additional program information available [http://www.oscil.org/assets/2016_OSCIL_Programs28138.pdf]
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
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washington, DC 20542
Phone: 202-707-5100
Organization Name: Library of Congress
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Address:
1291 Taylor Street, NW
Washington, DC 20542
Phone: 202-707-5100
TDD: 202-707-0744
Toll Free Phone: 800-424-8567
Fax: 202-707-0712
Email: nls@loc.gov
Eligibility: Any resident of the United States or American citizen living abroad who is unable to read or use regular print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations may receive service through NLS.
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: 9/22/2020
Address:
93 Airport Road
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-315-0143
Eligibility: Eligibility criteria depends on program. Must be medicaid eligible for children's services. Coverage areas: Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich, Hope Valley, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Warwick and Westerly.
Services Provided:

Services for children ( age 3-21) Children Services link

  • Home Based Therapy Services (HBTS)
  • Personal Assistance and Support Services (PASS)

Services for adults link

  • Residential
  • Vocational Services through Napatree
  • Day Services
  • Mentor Program

Provider Profiles:

The Frank Olean Center provides an array of services to individuals of all ages with Developmental Disabilities.

Is my child eligible?

Contact Jason Lanzillo at 401-315-0143 x103 to learn more.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/23/2020
Organization Name: Seven Hills Foundation
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Address:
68 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-229-9790
Fax: 401-921-1415
Eligibility: Various eligibility criteria for programs.
Services Provided:

Seven Hills Rhode Island provides a number of support services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

Child Services

  • Home Based Therapy Service HBTS
  • Personal Assistance Services and Support Provider PASS
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Program ABA 
  • Respite Link 

Seven Hills is an Early Intervention Provider and listed in a separate directory entry. 

Provider Profiles:

Seven Hills Rhode Island is a comprehensive health and human services organization supporting more than 1,000 residents throughout the state. Our integrated supports are individualized, person-centered, and community-based. Our holistic approach provides a range of health care, behavioral health, community supports, assisted living, day habilitation, educational, and vocational expertise.

Additional location in Cranston

Seven Hills

178 Norwood Street

Cranston, RI 02905 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/25/2020