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Programs that provide classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents, potential parents, or family members who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role. (adapted from AIRS PH-6100)

650 Suffolk Street
450
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 617-506-6041
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Organization Name: Epilepsy Foundation of New England
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Address:
650 Suffolk Street
450
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 617-506-6041
Fax: 617-506-6047
Email: info@epilepsynewengland.org
Services Provided: Resource Center
Education and Training
Family Programs and Support
Peer Support Groups
Summer Camp
Youth Leadership Network
The Matty Project [https://epilepsynewengland.org/programs/the-matty-project]
Provider Profiles: Epilepsy Foundation New England is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Epilepsy Foundation New England is an independent affiliate of Epilepsy Foundation of America; we serve the approximately 100,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island affected by epilepsy and the people who care for them. Our vision statement is Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/19/2019
178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-467-5196
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Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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Address:
178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-467-5196
Services Provided:

CCAP offers programs for children and their parents that focus on early childhood education and development, mental and physical health, safety, nutrition, family engagement, and parenting.

Programs include:

  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start

The Incredible Years-a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children age 2-7 year old.

Provider Profiles:

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:30 pm

Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) has several locations.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/1/2021
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-739-2700
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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
South County Hospital Potter Conference Center
100 Kenyan Avenue
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-788-1226
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Organization Name: South County Healthcare
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Address:
South County Hospital Potter Conference Center
100 Kenyan Avenue
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-788-1226
Eligibility: Support group for new moms.
Services Provided:

The groups meets:
Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Potter Conference Center (at South County Hospital in Wakefield).
Every Friday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the South County Health Medical & Wellness Center Westerly conference room (268 Post Rd., Rt 1, near Walmart)
Pre-registration is not required. Questions? Call 401 788-1226 or 401-792-2229.

Provider Profiles:

The Hospital's New Moms' Support Group provides support to new moms and their babies in a casual, group setting. A certified childbirth educator and OB nurse leads the group, facilitating discussion and education on a variety of topics, including feeding, baby sleeplessness, colic, parental sleep deprivation and postpartum stress. Certified lactation consultants are also on hand to answer questions.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/5/2020
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-825-1152
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Organization Name: The Providence Center
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Address:
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-825-1152
Eligibility: ages 3-5 free inclusive prekindergarten program.
Provider Profiles: The Providence Center believes in the value of early childhood education. Imagine Preschool was established to extend the benefits of quality education to all families.

Imagine Preschool is an inclusive preschool for children three to five years-old. Imagine is a 5-star BrightStars program and has twice been selected as one of eight classrooms in the Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten program.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017
335R Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-444-5685
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Organization Name: Hasbro Children's Hospital
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Address:
335R Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-444-5685
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Services Provided: The Children's Neurodevelopment Center (CNDC) at Hasbro Children's Hospital provides evaluation and treatment of children with neurological, genetic, developmental, metabolic and behavioral disorders. The center incorporates multidisciplinary care with pediatric urology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and craniofacial programs.



The center is located on Prairie Avenue, in an area designed to be particularly spacious, comfortable and welcoming to children and their parents, who are essential partners in their children's care.
Provider Profiles: Clinics and Programs include

Genetics
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Psychological Services
Neurology
Spina Bifida Clinic
Neuromuscular Conditions Clinic
Metabolism and Nutrition Clinic
Pediatric Dermatology contact Gail Davis ext 40942
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Contact Ann Rochette Ext 43760
Pediatric Asthma/Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology (RIC) contact Margaret Prendergast ext 40949
Pediatric Endocrinology contact Margaret Prendergast ext 40949
Pediatric Nephrology contact Margaret Prendergast ext 40949
Pediatric Gastroenterology contact Kristina Travers ext 46734
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019
290 West Exchange Street
Suite 101
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-2330
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Address:
290 West Exchange Street
Suite 101
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-2330
Toll Free Phone: 818-345-2345 x1589
Languages Spoken: Spanish and will work with family to find therapists that speak additional languages if there is a need.
Services Provided: Applied Behavior Analysis (in home, center,school and community)
Specialized Outpatient Services
Center-based Services
Home Based Services
Provider Profiles: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders ( CARD) was established in 1990 by Doreen Granpeesheh, and has become one of the world's largest providers of evidence-based autism treatment. CARD has successfully treated thousands of individuals using the principles of ABA to teach new skills and decrease challenging behaviors commonly associated with autism.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/19/2019
593 Eddy Street
Annex Bldg 316
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-8340
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Organization Name: Hasbro Children's Hospital
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Address:
593 Eddy Street
Annex Bldg 316
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-444-8340
Fax: 401-444-7409
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Call for additional information on eligibility requirements.
Services Provided: CVS/pharmacy Draw A Breath Program (DAB)
Provides group-based learning opportunities for families with asthma.

Providence School Asthma Partnership
Provides targeted outreach and education for families with children enrolled in public elementary schools in Providence. The partnership also aims to increase awareness among school staff.

Asthma Camp
Provides children with asthma the opportunity to participate in a week long summer camp. Registration in the spring and fills up fast.

Hispanic Asthma Support Group for Parents
Provides on-going opportunities for families to deepen their knowledge of asthma and support each other in taking action to control asthma.
Provider Profiles: Hasbro Children's Hospital leads community-wide asthma education, management, support and advocacy projects designed to improve the health and quality of life of children with asthma.

Our programs all share a common goal: to assist families in developing the knowledge, motivation and skills to advocate for their children's health and successfully manage asthma.

Our community asthma programs are directed by the Respiratory and Immunology Center at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Asthma Camp is an initiative of the Community Asthma Programs, Hasbro Children's Hospital CVS/pharmacy Draw A Breath Educational Programs.

This innovative asthma education program for children and their parents is designed to provide families with the knowledge, skills, and tools to effectively manage asthma. Our group-based approach creates a unique learning environment in which families learn from and are motivated by each other.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/29/2018
Tower Street Community Center
93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-348-2733
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Organization Name: Westerly School District
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Address:
Tower Street Community Center
93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-348-2733
Eligibility: Residents of Westerly School district
Services Provided: Westerly Parent Academy [https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/domain/2240]
Parents as Teachers program [https://www.westerly.k12.ri.us/domain/2241]
Before/after school child care 401-348-2788
Tower Street Community center is a open site for summer meals. It is open to anyone 18 years and younger and no paperwork is required.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/11/2018
Captain Isaac Paine School Early Learning Together
160 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
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Organization Name: Foster School Department
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Address:
Captain Isaac Paine School Early Learning Together
160 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Eligibility: registering and immunizations
Services Provided:

Foster Early Learning Together ( FELT)

Drop off play groups

Drop in and play groups

Provider Profiles:

Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. Our Parents as Teachers™ program can assist you by providing

  • Fun, educational activities for you and your child during personal visits
  • Playgroups and family outings
  • Parenting information, resources and support
  • Developmental screening

Registration and proof of immunization are required for the Drop-Off Play Group. Proof of residency in Foster is required for all playgroups.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/1/2021
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-275-5808
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Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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Address:
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-275-5808
Services Provided:

CCAP offers programs for children and their parents that focus on early childhood education and development, mental and physical health, safety, nutrition, family engagement, and parenting.

Programs include:

  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start
  • Childcare programs

The Incredible Years-a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children 2-7 years old.

Provider Profiles:

Mon-Fri 7 am-5:30 pm

Comprehensive Community Action Program(CCAP) has several locations.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/1/2021
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. B, #201
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3990 x134
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Organization Name: Perspectives Corporation
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Address:
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. B, #201
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3990 x134
Languages Spoken: American Sign Language
Eligibility: 0-21+ Criteria varies depending on program.
Services Provided:

Perspectives Corporation offers specialty consultation for Rhode Island Early Intervention Providers who are working with infants and toddlers with an identified hearing loss. Early Intervention


Home-Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS) This intensive, in-home, therapeutic model is designed for children and families who would benefit from working with a team of behavioral health professionals for several hours each week on treatment goals and objectives. This service also offers formalized American Sign Language Classes at a reduced cost to parents in this program. HBTS

Personal Assistance Support Services (PASS)
This program promotes skill development both in the home and community environments where the focus is to improve the child's ability to complete daily living skills, make safety and self-preserving decisions, and to participate in social roles and social settings. This service is designed to be less intensive than HBTS.
PASS

Transitional School Services (TSS)
The Transitional School Services program is committed to the fundamental values of dignity and respect for all students making the important transition from school based services to adulthood. Transition

Supported Employment Services

Perspectives Corporation proudly supports community-based, integrated employment as a first priority and preferred outcome for people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities in Rhode Island. We offer a variety of professional services to help individuals with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain integrated, community-based employment. Supported Employment Services

Provider Profiles:

Perspectives Corporation provides an array of therapeutic services accessible to individuals who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Rhode Island. Our specialized team consists of licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors and behavior specialists who are highly knowledgeable in the fields of mental health and deafness.

Additional listings for Perspectives Corporation include Child and Family Programs and Adult Services Programs.

Video Phone: (401) 372-2012 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/10/2020
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
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Organization Name: RI Department of Health
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Address:
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
TDD: RI Relay 711
Eligibility: Children up to 3 years of age, Rhode Island residents
Services Provided: Family Visiting is provided to pregnant women and parents with kids up to age three. We visit you-in your home, or anywhere else you like-and help you with all kinds of free family support services and resources. Free services include nutrition assistant and child development.
Provider Profiles: Telephone above number or text "baby" to 444999
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/5/2018
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-432-1000
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Organization Name: Bradley Hospital-A Lifespan Partner
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Address:
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-432-1000
Services Provided:

Our major programs are the Children's and Adolescent Program, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Outpatient Program and the Bradley School.

Children's and Adolescent outpatient services. A multidisciplinary staff of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and qualified trainees provides treatment using a variety of modalities including individual, group and family therapy, and psychopharmacologic management.

https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/bradley-outpatient-services


Children's and Adolescent inpatient services for children ages 2 to 18 years who suffer from serious disorders and are in need of short-term stabilization assessment and treatment.

https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/child-adolescent-inpatient-program-bradley-hospital 


The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities CADD offers unique and highly specialized clinical services for children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 18 who show signs of serious emotional and behavioral problems in addition to a developmental disability, such as autism, Asperger's or intellectual disability.  
https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/center-autism-and-developmental-disabilities-cadd

The Intensive Program for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/intensive-program-obsessive-compulsive-disorder

Communication, Occupational and Sensory Treatment (COAST) Clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents who have difficulty participating in age-appropriate activities due to physical, neurological, cognitive, behavioral, communication or sensory processing challenges.

https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/coast-clinic

Resources for Parents [https://www.bradleyhospital.org/resources-parents]

Parent's Guide to Mental Health https://www.bradleyhospital.org/sites/default/files/lifespan-files/documents/hospital-sites/bradley/bradl-servi-guide-55152-mentalhealthguide-web.pdf 

Provider Profiles:

Bradley Hospital offers a wide range of programs, services and research for psychological, developmental and behavioral conditions in children and adolescents. Bradley Hospital is dedicated to patient- and family-centered mental health care. A Lifespan partner and a teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Bradley Hospital has established itself as the national center for training and research in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Bradley School. Lifespan School Solutions, a subsidiary of Bradley Hospital, is the parent corporation of the Bradley Schools, a private, school-funded, educational program for children and adolescents whose psychiatric and behavioral needs cannot be met in a public school setting and are in a separate listing.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/29/2020
383 Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
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Organization Name: Warwick Public School District
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Address:
383 Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Eligibility: Families who reside in Warwick Rhode Island School District . Parents as Teachers ages 0-3 Title 1 Preschool ages 3-5
Services Provided: Home visiting program Parents as Teachers
Preschool program
Warwick CARES program for children in a temporary housing situation
Provider Profiles: Parents as Teachers
During the years between birth and kindergarten there are important times when specific kinds of learning...language, sight, basic motor skills... must take place for your child to develop to the fullest. Parents as Teachers, a parent education and family support organization, can help you capture those windows of opportunity so your child starts school ready to succeed.
The Oakland Beach Preschool is an early learning standards based program which supports every child's joy of learning through an integrated curriculum and self esteem building, learning environment.

Oral language, social/emotional, literacy, mathematics, physical health/science and creative learning opportunities nurture each child's growth and development.

The parent/family component of the program is a major focus and contributing factor in forming home/school connections. As a community of learners, students, teachers and families promote optimal student learning success.

We are very happy to continue to offer two preschool sessions for the 2016/17 school year. With the growth of the program, we are able to offer preschool to all our Title I Schools.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/30/2016
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-5956
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Address:
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-5956
Eligibility: The URI Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is a community health center that strives to serve the community regardless of income. Sliding Fee Scale
Services Provided: Counseling for Relationship Issues:
Family Stress or Conflict
Acting-out Children
Sibling Aggression
Parenting Concerns
Couples Conflict
Communication Problems
Relationship Enhancement

Groups and Classes:
S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)
Active Parenting Now
1-2-3 Magic
Provider Profiles: Location:
The URI Couple and Family Therapy Clinic is conveniently located at the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston Campus. We are the first building on the left as you turn on to Lower College Road at the intersection of Lower College Road and Route 138.[https://web.uri.edu/cftclinic/location/]
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/2/2018
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
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Address:
5100 SW Macadam Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-222-4044
Email: info@nicwa.org
Services Provided: Provides educational and informational resources for families, service providers, caseworkers and tribal leaders related to the welfare of Native American and Alaska Native children. This includes information about child abuse, adoption and foster care, policy, and advocacy.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/3/2020
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 888-884-2327
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Organization Name: Childrens National Health System
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Address:
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 888-884-2327
Toll Free Phone: 888-884-2327
Email: tbear@childrensnational.org
Eligibility: Children 22 and under.
Services Provided: Pediatric primary and specialty care including outpatient clinics, two emergency rooms, ambulatory surgery center, and acute care hospital. Ranked in the top five pediatric hospitals nationwide.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 6/10/2019
250 West First Street, Suite 250
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-6184
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Address:
250 West First Street, Suite 250
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-621-6184
Toll Free Phone: 855-427-2736
Fax: 909-621-0614
Eligibility: Parents and caregivers of all backgrounds
Services Provided:

Parents Anonymous® Program is an evidence-based family strengthening program utilizing mutual support (the giving and getting of help), parent leadership (seeking solutions and becoming empowered), and shared leadership® (working together) to achieve personal growth, improve family functioning and achieve parental resilience. Programs include local weekly support groups for parents and caregivers and separate programs for children.

National Parent Helpline is available Monday-Friday 10am-7pm PT at 855-427-2736. The Helpline provides emotional support from a trained Advocate to help parents become empowered and a stronger parent.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/30/2020
535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-467-6855
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Organization Name: Parent Support Network of RI
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Address:
535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-467-6855
Toll Free Phone: 800-483-8844
Fax: 401-467-6903
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Workshops and Training's
Peer to Peer systems navigation support
Support Groups
Youth Group-Youth Speaking Out
Resource Center
Advocacy
Fatherhood Initiative and Support Group
Provider Profiles: Statewide: Parent Support Network of RI is an organization of families supporting families with children, youth and young adults who experience or at risk for serious behavioral health challenges.
We are a voice for the behavioral health of children, youth, siblings, and families. We believe we can and will make a difference through systems transformation so children and youth can live at home or in their community, receive effective services and supports that respect and consider their cultures and strengths, and respond to their individual and family needs.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/24/2019
335 Prairie Ave
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-444-5685
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Organization Name: Rhode Island Hospital
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Address:
335 Prairie Ave
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-444-5685
Fax: 401-444-6115
Eligibility: Accept all insurance plans; some may require prior authorization which will be obtained by the CNDC. • children birth to 21 years with medical and behavioral concerns; • children with an evolving condition and need for services and supports; • families with questions regarding appropriate services and treatment options Fax Referral to the CNDC to ACT Clinic for assessment. (444-6115). Questions- call the CNDC Physician Line: 444-5071
Services Provided: CNDC ACT Clinic Assessment, Clinical Triage and Treatment
Clinical Psychologists provide assessment and follow-up
• assessment of the child and family.
• identifies needs and concerns of the child/family
• review of past and current services/assessments performed by schools, therapists, and other direct service providers
• development of a written plan of care for the child with family participation
• recommendations for and referrals to community services
• communication with the Primary Care Physician

Recommendations for service may include further evaluation at the CNDC, and/or referrals to clinicians/programs outside of our center. Referrals for psychological intervention at the CNDC focus on the support of the child and family with medical and behavioral needs.
As is appropriate, families will be given the option to join our CEDAR program for ongoing support and care management service.
Provider Profiles: Children's Neurodevelopment Center ( CNDC) ACT Clinic which stands for Assessment, Clinical Triage and Treatment .
Typical referrals include
Developmental Delay
Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
Attention and Learning Concerns
Questions of Autism
Questions related to appropriate services
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019
Early Childhood Center
45 Sprague Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-270-8337
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Organization Name: Cranston School District
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Address:
Early Childhood Center
45 Sprague Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-270-8337
Eligibility: Children living in the Cranston school district ages 3, 4, 5.
Provider Profiles:

Child Outreach is a FREE service offered to all children 3 to 5 years old by your local school district in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education. Child Outreach provides information about your child's development and resources that are available in your community. It can help identify children who may need further assessment, intervention and/or services at an early age to promote positive outcomes in kindergarten and beyond.

Cranston Child Outreach provides screenings at preschool settings within district.

If you wish to schedule a "walk-in" appointment at the Early Childhood Center please contact Gail Falso at 401-270-8337  

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/11/2021
2074 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-847-0960
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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
Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott Street
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-556-3701
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Organization Name: Gallaudet University Regional Center
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Address:
Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliott Street
100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
Phone: 978-556-3701
Fax: 978-556-3703
Languages Spoken: ASL
Eligibility: Rhode Island Sign Language Initiative Live in Rhode Island Have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing aged 0-3 And are currently receiving services through an Early Intervention Program
Services Provided: Gallaudet Regional Center East will send a deaf or hard of hearing tutor into the family’s home once a week to work with the family. The goal of this program is to introduce family members to Sign Language, enabling them to communicate with their child at the earliest age possible.
Provider Profiles: The Gallaudet University Regional Center-East (GURC-East), hosted at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is one of Gallaudet’s four regional centers devoted to providing services, programs and resources for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their communities.
Rhode Island Sign Language Initiative
contact: Adrianna Neefus
Gallaudet University Regional Center Administrative Assistant
978-556-3701 voice
978-556-3703 fax
978-241-7417 VP/VRS
Adrianna.neefus@necc.mass.edu
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/12/2019
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Organization Name: Auburn University
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Address:
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Eligibility: Member of a blended/stepfamily
Services Provided: Stepparenting Toolkit
Smart Steps Family Life Curriculum for Stepfamilies
Directory of Support Groups for Stepfamilies
Directory of professionals who have complete the NSRC's clinical training for working with stepfamilies
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/9/2020
PO Box 7038
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-433-6200
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Address:
PO Box 7038
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-433-6200
Fax: 303-302-1691
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Email: info@brightbytext.org
Eligibility: No restrictions, information for children ages 0 - 8
Services Provided:

Bright by Text provides free activities, games, and resources in the form of text message. This program offers parents and caregivers expert tips and resources via text for children up to the age of five years old, including positive parenting tips and information about the child(ren)'s physical development.

  • Parenting Helplines
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 10/13/2020
P.O. Box 40243
Providence, RI 02940
Phone: 401-684-0747
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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
2228 Ball Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-432-4330
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Address:
2228 Ball Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-432-4330
Toll Free Phone: 866-728-4968
Fax: 314-432-8963
Email: info@parentsasteachers.org
Eligibility: At-risk families with children under the age of 5.
Services Provided: Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children's lives, from conception to kindergarten. By administering home visits to families, developing curricula, training professionals and advocating for children and family.
Locate a Parents as Teachers program in your area.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 11/7/2019
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-432-1225
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Address:
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-432-1225
Fax: 401-432-1500
Eligibility: Referrals for children under 4 years old. Once treatment is initiated the IBT Program continues for a maximum of 3 years dependent on the child's progress.
Services Provided:

IBT Program staff work directly with children in their homes for 20 to 30 hours per week. This daily one-on-one interaction in a familiar and safe environment routinely leads to improvements in a child’s communication abilities, social interactions, and behavioral, play and self-care skills. This applied behavior analytic (ABA) treatment process is individualized to the child, and includes family and school staff in order to improve all aspects of a child's life. The daily regimen is offered in six-month blocks (as covered by Medicaid or some insurance plans), and is renewable for up to three years.

Provider Profiles:

For more information, please contact Karyn Blane, PsyD, by phone at 401-432-1225 or by fax at 401-432-1500.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/23/2020
294 Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-4960
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Address:
294 Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-4960
Fax: 401-214-4998
Services Provided: Boys Town Family Homes
Foster Family Services
In Home Support
Parenting Classes [https://www.boystown.org/parenting/Pages/common-sense-parenting.aspx]
Provider Profiles: Boys Town New England has brought life-changing care to tens of thousands of children and families in Rhode Island and surrounding states.

Boys Town New England has four Family Homes that serve adolescents and young children at its Bazarsky Campus. The site also offers Foster Family Services®, In-Home Family Services® and Community Support Services®. For children who have completed Boys Town New England out-of-home programs, Reunification Services are available to help them make a smooth transition back to their families and maintain and improve their treatment gains.

These services and programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in New England each year.
National Boys Town Hotline 1-800-448-3000
Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/31/2018
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 888-431-2229
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Organization Name: Erikson Institute
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Address:
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 888-431-2229
Service Categories:
Email: fussybaby@erikson.edu
Eligibility: Those struggling to care for a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding.
Services Provided:

A warmline for parents with a fussy or crying baby.

  • Parenting Helplines
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 10/2/2020
320 Phillips Street Unit D #103
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-284-1000
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Organization Name: Easterseals Rhode Island
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Address:
320 Phillips Street Unit D #103
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-284-1000
Fax: 401-284-1006
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, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Greenwich, 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.

Early Intervention at Easter Seals Director, Sue Hawkes 284-1000 ext. 11

Provider Profiles:

Ask to speak to the intake coordinator of Early Intervention.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/22/2020
12410 Milestone Center Drive Ste 600
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 301-948-0599
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Address:
12410 Milestone Center Drive Ste 600
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 301-948-0599
Fax: 301-948-6776
Email: info@fatherhood.org
Eligibility: For peer fathers or for fatherless children.
Services Provided: The National Fatherhood Initiative aims to improve the well-being of children through the promotion of responsible fatherhood.
Fatherhood program locator.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/6/2020
640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-952-8025
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Organization Name: Northern Rhode Island Collaborative
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Address:
640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-952-8025
Fax: 401-333-3572
Email: srosendale@nric-ed.org
Services Provided:

Northern Rhode Island Collaborative’s Auditory Oral Foundations was developed to capitalize on improving and expanding technologies for the hearing impaired – in particular the very young. Our students, using technologies such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, learn techniques to better communicate. 

For additional information on NRIC's Auditory Oral Foundations, please contact the Program Coordinator, Sarah Rosendale at:

401-952-8025

Provider Profiles:

The Auditory Oral Foundations program is part of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative (NRIC). Our commitment is to prepare children for an education in their community schools by providing them with the tools they will need for successful inclusion and achievement.

There is an additional directory listing for NRIC Foundation programs.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/7/2021
515 W. Entiat Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: 5097359405
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Address:
515 W. Entiat Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone: 5097359405
Fax: 5093967730
Email: info@readingfoundation.org
Eligibility: Available to all
Services Provided:

The Children’s Reading Foundation focuses on engaging parents and caregivers in a child’s learning, beginning from birth. Our early literacy and learning programs and campaigns provide families, schools and communities the knowledge, tools and skills necessary to ensure every child has the strongest literacy and learning beginning to thrive in school and life.

These evidence-based, proven literacy and early learning campaigns and programs are at work across the United States and in Canada, and growing. They are modeled to be replicated and adapted to meet the needs of the communities served, including families in poverty and non-English-speaking families.

Tools include:

  • Read with a child
  • READY! for Kindergarten
  • READ Up
  • Help Children Succeed

Chapter Directory: Find a local reading foundation chapter or program partner.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 12/23/2020
270 Sparta Ave. Suite 104
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: 973-726-6218
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Address:
270 Sparta Ave. Suite 104
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: 973-726-6218
Toll Free Phone: 800-372-7368 x234
Services Provided: Award winning publication provides practical advice, emotional support and the most up-to-date educational information for families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs as well as to the physicians, allied health care professionals, and educational professionals. The eMagazine is available for free, the monthly print publication is available as a paid subscription.
Content:
Diet & Nutrition
EP Voices: Monthly Columnists
Financial Planning
Schools, Camps & Residences
Provider Profiles: Internet-based and print
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 7/25/2018
300 Jefferson Blvd
Suite 300
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-270-0101
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Organization Name: Rhode Island Parent Information Network
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Address:
300 Jefferson Blvd
Suite 300
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-270-0101
Toll Free Phone: 855-747-3224
Fax: 401-270-7049
Languages Spoken: Services available in English and Spanish
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) provides:
• Live answer call center during business hours, return calls within two business days
• Care coordination and service linkage for families with children with special health care needs
• Support for families navigating the special education process for children with special needs through our Parent Training and Information Center [http://www.parentcenterhub.org/]
• Support for families navigating transition to adult services for young adults with special needs
• Support for families with children with special health care needs through our Cedar Family Center

• Connection to Family Voices and Family-to-Family information and peer support groups [http://www.familyvoices.org/]
• Help with access to health care and health insurance including Healthsource RI, Medicaid, Medicare, and more
Provider Profiles: Our mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support and advocacy for person/family centered care and system change.

RIPIN’s staff are Certified Community Health Workers who have navigated health care and/or education systems for themselves or a loved one allowing for the inclusion of a peer perspective to our support to families.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/7/2019
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-519-2307
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Organization Name: Family Service of Rhode Island
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Address:
134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-519-2307
Fax: 401-277-3388
Languages Spoken: Referral line for Spanish Speaking Families 401-519-2308
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, Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, 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.


Early Intervention at Family Service of RI Director, Monique DeRoche ext. 3343 

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.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/22/2020
575 East Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-924-3924
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Address:
575 East Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-924-3924
Email: info@cibalance.com
Eligibility: Accepts most major insurances. Please speak to intake department for more details.
Services Provided: Individual , Family and Group Therapy
Youth, Adult and Family Support Services
Therapeutic Groups for Children, Teens and Adults
Provider Profiles: All group interventions and therapy services are provided by our licensed and professional clinical staff. 1:1 additional supports are available to children requiring more individual attention for success in a group setting.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/2/2018