Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays

Description: Programs that identify infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development and provide or coordinate the delivery of an enrichment program. Services may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, health/medical services, nursing services, nutrition services, psychological services including specialized play groups or therapy sessions, counseling, speech and language assistance, special instructional services, transportation, and parenting skills development; and ongoing evaluation of the child's progress. (AIRS LR-1700)

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621 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-721-9294
Organization Name: Children's Friend and Service
Address: 621 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-721-9294
Fax: 401-729-0010
Eligibility: Children from birth to three years of age who have or may have a disability, are experiencing developmental delay, or are at risk for significant developmental problems. Coverage areas include: Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, Warwick and Woonsocket.
Services Provided: The Early Intervention program consists of a multidisciplinary team of professionals including, but not limited to, early childhood educators, dieticians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, registered nurses, service coordinators, social workers, special educators, speech and language pathologists.

A child may receive any one or more of these professionals working with them and their family.

A family may also receive additional services outside of the Early Intervention program. Our role is to ensure that a child and family receive any services that will help to support them.
There is no cost to families for Early Intervention services. Services are covered through your child’s medical insurance or through the RI Department of Human Services, which is the state agency that oversees the Early Intervention program.

Contact Natalie Redfearn, Manager, Early Intervention at (401) 721-9294 or nredfearn@cfsri.org

Children's Friend & Service
621 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863

Administrative Offices and Family Support Center
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
401.276.4300 phone
401.331.3285 fax
info@cfsri.org
Provider Profiles: Mission: Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. We accomplish this by providing flexible, effective, and culturally-relevant services, and advocating for programs and policies that support and strengthen these children and their families. Other programs by Children's Friend and Service are under the other listing.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019
Organization Name: Community Care Alliance
Address: 245 Main Street
RI
Phone: 401-235-7000
Eligibility: Early Intervention serves eligible children from birth to three years of age and their families to promote the growth and development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays. Serving residents of Burrillville, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnson, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield and Woonsocket
Services Provided: Services are provided by a team of qualified professionals working in partnership with the family to ensure the best possible service provision.
Services include:
Comprehensive child & family assessment
Assistive technology services & referrals
Nutrition services
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Speech/language therapy
Child & parent group

Community Care Alliance Early Intervention program
245 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Provider Profiles: A comprehensive community support agency that provides over 50 programs that range from home visiting and basic needs to substance abuse treatment. The other listing contains information on additional programs beyond Early Intervention. Intervention.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/5/2017
Organization Name: Easterseals Rhode Island
Address: 213 Robinson Street
Wakefield, RI
Phone: 401-284-1000
Eligibility: Infants and toddlers under the age of three who have a developmental delay in speech, physical ability or social skills. Coverage areas include: Charlestown, Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Warwick and Westerly.
Services Provided: Early Intervention services are designed to enhance the development of infant and toddlers (birth-age 3)
Fully-licensed,credentialed and caring pediatric professionals provide expertise in these areas: Occupational, Physical, and Speech/Language Therapy, Early Childhood Special Education, Social Workers, Nutrition and Nursing
Services for children: Developmental Evaluations, Therapeutic and Educational Home Visits, Feeding/Nutrition Programs, Assertive Technology, Sensory Integration Home Programs, Developmental Monitoring, Service Coordination, parent support and advocacy training.
Easter Seals Early Intervention program
213 Robinson Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Provider Profiles: Ask to speak to the intake coordinator of Early Intervention.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-519-2280
Organization Name: Family Service of Rhode Island
Address: 134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-519-2280
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Providing a range of services for children birth to 3 with or at risk of developmental delays due to medical history or environmental factors at no cost to the family. Coverage areas include: Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, Warren,Warwick and West Warwick.
Services Provided: Early Intervention services begin with a full assessment of each child's skills in all areas of development. Following this assessment, goals are developed to address concerns and a child's specific needs. Families learn new skills and strategies to help their child to develop and learn through everyday play, daily activities, and the family's typical routine. Services occur in the home or other settings where the child typically spends his/her day.
Family Service of Rhode Island Early Intervention program provides services to infant/children with hearing loss.

The team of experienced professionals includes: educators, social workers, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nutritionists and interpreters.
Family Service Early Intervention program
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905-4754
Provider Profiles: To improve the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve
through high impact partnerships and high quality innovative programs.

Family Service of Rhode Island has another Directory listing with information on other programs.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019
Organization Name: J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
Address: 3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-823-1731
Eligibility: EligibilityChildren must be under age 3 and have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Coverage areas include: Charlestown, Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown,Warwick and West Warwick.
Services Provided: Children referred to the Early Intervention Program receive a comprehensive developmental evaluation to determine if they are eligible. One of the goals of Early Intervention is to provide support to families so their children can develop to their fullest potential. Services are provided in places where children usually play or take part in daily activities.Caregivers are included in all visits to encourage carry-over between visits. Specialized therapy services (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy), as well as nutritional, nursing and family support are provided. Many services take place in the child’s home, but may also occur at the EI center, child care center, or community setting.

J.Arthur Trudeau Early Intervention Center
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

Satellite Office for families that live in Southern Rhode Island located at
URI Campus
25 Independence Way
Kingston, RI 02881
Provider Profiles: Rhode Island's Early Intervention Program promotes the growth and development of infants and toddlers who have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Developmental disabilities or delays can affect a child’s speech, physical ability, or social skills.
Information on other programs offered by The Trudeau Center are listed on separate Directory entry.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019
2974 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-293-5790
Organization Name: Looking Upwards, Inc.
Address: 2974 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-293-5790
Fax: 401-293-5796
Eligibility: Children must be under age 3 and have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Coverage areas include: Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Charlestown, Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, East Providence, Exeter, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Pawtucket, Portsmouth, Providence, Richmond, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick, West Greenwich, and Westerly.
Services Provided: Children referred to the Early Intervention Program receive a comprehensive developmental evaluation to determine if they are eligible. One of the goals of Early Intervention is to provide support to families so their children can develop to their fullest potential.
Services are provided in places where children usually play or take part in daily activities. Your comprehensive team of developmental specialists is designed based on your child’s unique needs. Among those who may be on your team are occupational and physical therapists, nurses, educators, speech and language therapists, social workers and service coordinators.

Looking Upwards Early Invention programs also provides services for infant/children with hearing loss.

Looking Upwards Early Intervention
2974 East Main Road
Portsmouth , RI 02871
Provider Profiles: Rhode Island's Early Intervention Program promotes the growth and development of infants and toddlers who have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Developmental disabilities or delays can affect a child’s speech, physical ability, or social skills.
Our programs for children and families facing diverse challenges support children to get the best start in life and to thrive as they grow. Looking Upwards’ specialists bring expertise in child development, behavior management, behavioral health, and autism and other developmental disabilities to their partnership with families. We offer families a network of support through a wide array of services.

Information on additional programs at Looking Upwards can be found in a separate Directory listing.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019
Organization Name: Meeting Street
Address: 1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-533-9104
Eligibility: Infants and toddlers under the age of three who have a developmental delay in speech, physical ability or social skills. Coverage areas: Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Cranston,Cumberland,East Greenwich, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln,North Providence, North Smithfield , Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick and Woonsocket
Services Provided: Our team consists of service coordinators, therapists, nurses, social workers, educators, nutritionists, and interpreters work with families to create and implement a customized service plan for each child based on the outcomes the family wants to see their child achieve.
Meeting Street Early Intervention program also provides services for infant/children with hearing loss.
Meeting Street Early Intervention program
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Provider Profiles: Meeting Street’s Early Intervention provides children and their family the services needed during the very early years of development. Our personalized approach includes a team of professionals who will evaluate your child and then create and implement a customized plan that includes all areas of development.
Anyone can refer a child to EI: pediatricians, social workers, childcare providers, friends, or parents
It’s natural to be concerned if your child doesn’t meet traditional milestones. We can work with you to see what might be going on and create an individual plan for your child based on their unique needs.
The Largest Early Intervention program in Rhode Island
Meeting Street has a separate entry in the Directory with information on additional programs.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019
178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-921-1470
Organization Name: Seven Hills Rhode Island
Address: 178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-921-1470
Fax: 401-762-0837
Eligibility: Birth - 3 and have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Coverage areas include: Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Lincoln, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown,North Providence,North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Portsmouth, Providence, Richmond, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown, Tiverton, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick, Westerly and Woonsocket.
Services Provided: Early Intervention services are designed to enhance the development of infant and toddlers (birth-age 3)
Fully-licensed,credentialed and caring pediatric professionals provide expertise in these areas: Occupational, Physical, and Speech/Language Therapy, Early Childhood Special Education, Social Workers, Nutrition and Nursing
Services for children: Developmental Evaluations, Therapeutic and Educational Home Visits, Feeding/Nutrition Programs, Assertive Technology, Sensory Integration Home Programs, Developmental Monitoring, Service Coordination, parent support and advocacy training.
Seven Hills Early Intervention program also provides services for infant/children with hearing loss.
Seven Hills Rhode Island Woonsocket early intervention
300 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Provider Profiles: Seven Hills Foundation provides exceptional integrated clinical, educational and community-based supports to children and adults with disabilities and significant life challenges.
Our professional staff is passionate about our work that helps people
SEE the possibilities, BELIEVE in themselves, and ACHIEVE their dreams.

Additional programs through Seven Hills of Rhode Island are listed in a separate directory entry.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019
Early Intervention
203 Concord Street Suite 335
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-525-2380
Organization Name: The Groden Center , Inc
Address: Early Intervention
203 Concord Street Suite 335
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-525-2380
Eligibility: Eligibility indicates that the child has one or more developmental challenges or diagnostic conditions that are associated with developmental delays. Coverage areas include: Barrington, Bristol, Burrillville, Central Falls, Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Greenwich, East Providence, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Kingstown, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, Scituate, Smithfield, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick and Woonsocket.
Services Provided: 1. Full-service EIP: The Groden Center EIP is one of 9 full-service early intervention providers in the state of Rhode Island serving eligible children under the age of three who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability or who may have a developmental delay.

2. Specialty EI provider for children with autism and other behavioral challenges

Groden Center Early Intervention
203 Concord Street, Suite 335
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Provider Profiles: The mission of the Groden Center Early Intervention Program (EIP) is to provide eligible infants and toddlers and their families the supports and services needed to improve outcomes written in the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). We provide these services in a caring, supportive and knowledgeable manner, respecting the dignity of each child and family enrolled in the program.

The Groden Center has an additional directory listing that has information on other programs.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019

Cranston, RI

Organization Name: The State of Rhode Island
Address: Center for Child and Family Health Hazard Building #74
74 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Services Provided: Lead Agency for RI Early Intervention Program
The EOHHS agencies touch the lives of consumers and the communities where they live in a wide variety of ways.
Whether you are looking for yourself, a family member or friend, our goal is to help you find high quality, cost effective health and human services.We can also assist you in locating information about public health issues like immunizations and disease prevention and guide you in finding the license status of the professionals and facilities that provide healthcare, child care, and services and supports to elders and people with disabilities.
Provider Profiles: The Executive Office of Health and Human Services agencies offer Rhode Island consumers the services and supports necessary to lead safe, healthy and independent lives.
Services for:
Families with children
Adults, ages 19-64,
Elders

People w/ Special Needs:People with Disabilities and Special Needs have access to the right services, at the right time and in the least restrictive setting.
Original Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 2/20/2017

Providence, RI

Address: Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Services Provided: Children's Friend provides many services, including Early Intervention-listed separately
Programs include:
Early Head Start
Head Start
WIC
Child care
Adoption Support
Foster Care
Family Support Centers
Provider of Family Care Community Partnerships ( FCCP)
Home Visiting Programs [https://www.cfsri.org/programs-and-services/first-connections/]
First Connections at Children’s Friend provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three.

Healthy Families America is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services. The program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns with a Family Support Worker, who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.

Nurse-Family Partnership is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services to expectant first-time mothers and then their newborns. The program pairs expectant mothers with a registered nurse, who provides intensive home visiting services to the mother and her child until the child’s second birthday. [https://www.cfsri.org/programs-and-services/nurse-family-partnership/]

WIC clinic - Central Falls-401-752-7827
WIC clinic- Pawtucket-401-721-6416
WIC clinic- Berkshire/Providence-401-752-7590
WIC clinic-Friendship Center/Providence-401-456-7781
WIC clinic-Hartford/Providence-401-752-7920
Provider Profiles: Children's Friend provides a comprehensive array of social services that strengthen families, are culturally relevant and support the healthy development of children.
Across Rhode Island, our staff provides services to help over 31,488 individuals annually.
Sites in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls, we provide a broad array of services for children and families.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/29/2018
Organization Name: Meeting Street
Address: 1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
Fax: 401-533-9101
Services Provided: Early Headstart to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles, and move families toward self-sufficiency. Meeting Street serves 72 eligible young children (birth to age 3) and their families in Providence through our Early Head Start program. Our Program begins before birth with pregnant women to ensure they have access to comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.

Healthy Families America- Expectant mothers and families with newborns. Families may have more than one child. The program is designed for parents who are looking to access community and social supports while building self-sufficiency. Meeting Street provides services to families in Providence that fall within our income guidelines.

Inclusive School
Provider Profiles: Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child.
At Meeting Street we believe in the power of inclusion and foster it in all we do. Our goal is to create an environment, and ultimately a world, where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together. Information on Meeting Street Early Intervention Program listed listed separately.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017