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Independent Living Facilities: Residential facilities, apartments and/or planned communities for older adults, people with disabilities or other populations designed to enable those who are eligible to have a form of independent living in a secure environment. Independent Living Skills: Programs that assist people who have disabilities to learn the basic skills of daily living through of individual and group counseling and instruction, experience and practice in coping with real or simulated life situational demands. (From AIRS BH-7000.5100-330 and LR-3200)

Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
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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
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
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
93 Airport Road
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-315-0143
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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
1130 Ten Rod Road
Building B, #201
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3990
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Organization Name: Perspectives Corporation
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Address:
1130 Ten Rod Road
Building B, #201
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3990
Eligibility: criteria for program eligibility varies.
Services Provided:

Child and Family Services
The Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for children on the Autism spectrum( ages 2-15)
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention

Home-Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS)
HBTS

Personal Assistance and Supports (PASS)
PASS

Children's Residential Services

Perspectives' Youth & Family Services Residential program provides a home for children, ages 13 - 20, who have been diagnosed with special health care needs. Residential

Transition Services Transition


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program details are in a separate Directory entry.
Adult Services are listed in a separate Directory Entry

Provider Profiles:

Perspectives Corporation is a multi-faceted and dynamic private agency providing services and support to children, youth and adults with disabilities in Rhode Island.

Additional Directory listings include:
Perspectives Child & Family Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and 
Perspectives Adult Services

Video Phone: (401) 372-2012 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/10/2020
P.O. Box 20185
Cranston, RI 02950
Phone: 401-383-8878
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Organization Name: MS Dream Center
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Address:
P.O. Box 20185
Cranston, RI 02950
Phone: 401-383-8878
Email: info@access-ri.org
Services Provided: Accessible Rhode Island is a website that lists restaurants, museums, cinemas and cultural sites in Rhode Island that have been surveyed according to the guidelines for identifying accessibility outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Provider Profiles: The purpose of Accessible Rhode Island is to inform and inspire those persons living with disabilities, and to enlighten the rest of us to their needs. A project of the MS Dream Center.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019
Peter Pastore Youth Center
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-383-8878
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Address:
Peter Pastore Youth Center
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-383-8878
Email: info@msdreamcenter.org
Eligibility: The MS Dream Center welcomes people with Multiple Sclerosis, their care partners, family and friends. There is no fee to join.
Services Provided:

Weekly classes are provided in the area of chair yoga, tai chi, reiki, exercise to music, and strength strengthening. Many of these classes are offered virtually due to Covid Pandemic. https://www.msdreamcenter.org/programs

Painting and Art enrichment classes

Hairstylist comes to center once a month to provide haircuts for a nominal fee.

Support groups

Provider Profiles:

The MS Dream Center goal is to bring awareness to the disease and reach out to those living with it, empowering them and offering important respite opportunities for care partners.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/12/2020
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-7005
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Organization Name: State of Rhode Island, Department of Human Services
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Address:
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-7005
TDD: 401-421-7016
Eligibility: To be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, you must - 1) have a physical, intellectual or emotional impairment which is a substantial barrier to employment, and 2) require vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment, and 3) be able to benefit from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of an employment outcome. [http://www.ors.ri.gov/VR.html]
Services Provided: Transition services [http://www.ors.ri.gov/Transition.html] are activities and supports designed to help the student to identify his/her interests and strengths so that they can work on the skills needed to be successful in employment and adult living.
Provider Profiles: The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program is the public state and federally funded program that assists individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.
ORS Counselors provide technical assistance, consultation, information and referral services to school systems and work in close partnership with the 5 Regional Transition Centers, netWORKri and other agencies to improve transition planning.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019
1944 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-738-1013
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Organization Name: Ocean State Center for Independent Living
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Address:
1944 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-738-1013
Toll Free Phone: 866-857-1161
Fax: 401-738-1083
Email: info@oscil.org
Services Provided:
  • Lunch and Learn seminars
  • Peer Support
  • Advocacy
  • Young Adult Transition Program
  • Independent Living Skill Training and Assessment
  • Home Accessibility and Adaptability
  • Assistive Technology 
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.

To keep our staff and consumers safe, OSCIL offices will remain closed to the public, with staff working staggered schedules and remotely, until further notice.

You may call our offices and speak to or leave a message for our staff members. 

If you would like to speak to our Information and Referral Specialist, call 401-738-1013 ext 13. You may also email her at info@oscil.org.

Additional location in Pawtucket

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2021
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-738-1013
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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
Fax: 401-738-1083
Email: info@oscil.org
Services Provided:
  • Lunch and Learn seminars
  • Peer Support
  • Advocacy
  • Young Adult Transition Program
  • Independent Living Skill Training and Assessment
  • Home Accessibility and Adaptability
  • Assistive Technology 
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.

To keep our staff and consumers safe, OSCIL offices will remain closed to the public, with staff working staggered schedules and remotely, until further notice.

You may call our offices and speak to or leave a message for our staff members. 

If you would like to speak to our Information and Referral Specialist, call 401-738-1013 ext 13. You may also email her at info@oscil.org.

Additional location in Warwick

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2021
P O Box 219603
Kansas City, MO 64121-9781
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Organization Name: Ascensus ABLE Consortium Trust
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Address:
P O Box 219603
Kansas City, MO 64121-9781
Toll Free Phone: 888-609-8915
Email: ri.clientservice@savewithable.com
Eligibility:

Disability was present before age 26 meet criteria to be eligible for SSI or SSDI or obtained a disability certification, including a physician’s diagnosis, that the individual meets certain severity of disability criteria.

Services Provided:

With RI's ABLE, you can save for qualified disability expenses without losing your eligibility for certain assistance programs, like SSI and Medicaid. The earnings on your investments are federally tax-deferred and tax-free, if used for qualified disability expenses.

Provider Profiles:

The Member Plan is sponsored by the state of Rhode Island and administered by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the State Investment Commission. The Member Plan is one of the qualified ABLE plans issued by the Ascensus ABLE Consortium Trust. Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC, the Program Manager, and its affiliates have overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations, including investment advisory, recordkeeping and administrative services. The Member Plan offers a series of investment options within the Ascensus ABLE Consortium Trust. The Member Plan is intended to operate as a qualified ABLE plan to be used only to save for Qualified Disability Expenses, pursuant to the Section 529A of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, as amended.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/18/2021
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-941-8353
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Organization Name: West Bay Collaborative
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Address:
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-941-8353
Fax: 401-941-8535
Eligibility: Coventry , Cranston , Foster, Glocester , Scituate , Warwick and West Warwick and included in the student's Individualized Education Program.
Services Provided:

We offer a number of programs and services, sometimes in conjunction with member districts and outside agencies, including:

  • Alternative learning and special education programs K-12 link
  • Transition and vocational services for young adults who are ready to enter the workforce link
  • Physical therapy services and Special Education Services
  • RI Transition Academy in separate directory listing
  • Professional Development link
  • Adult Education link 
Provider Profiles:

Every Student, Every Learner, Every Day!

This is our focus at West Bay Collaborative, and we work to make sure every one of our learners has access to high-quality, innovative, and responsive educational programs and resources that can allow them to reach their individual successes. Every individual can learn, and we provide the means for them to achieve that. Whether they are in elementary school, just starting the path to a career, or looking to improve themselves, we strive to meet their needs.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/8/2021
C/o Kerri Collins Transition Coordinator
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-481-5161
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Address:
C/o Kerri Collins Transition Coordinator
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-481-5161
Email: kcollins@westbaycollaborative.org
Eligibility: South Kingstown, North Kingstown,Narragansett, Westerly,East Greenwich, Exeter, West Greenwich, Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton, New Shoreham and Jamestown.
Provider Profiles: There are four Regional Transition Centers (RTC's) that assist middle and high schools regionally and statewide through coordination of the four Regional Transition Coordinators. Services provided through the RTCs include service to public, non-public and charter schools serving youth eligible under IDEA and work in partnership with adult service agencies, higher education institutions, training programs and parent advocacy organizations serving young adults.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/1/2019
317 Market
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2057
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Organization Name: East Bay Educational Collaborative
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Address:
317 Market
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2057
Email: Jane.Cotter@ebecri.org
Services Provided:

Professional Development – Specialized topic specific workshops designed for educators and families

· Resource Materials – Visit our libraries for hands on activities, guides and curriculum

· Direct Services – School sponsored transition events and activities

Transition Coordinator Jane Cotter

Additional information on Regional Transition Centers (RTCs) in separate directory listing.

Provider Profiles:

The East Bay Regional Transition Center in conjunction with the RI Department of Education and Rhode Island Parent Information Network, work together with districts, families and students to improve access to information, services and resources that are critical in planning for adult life. In visiting the Regional Transition Center you will find support available to help your student, whether you’re a family member or educator, prepare and plan for their future through:

· Professional Development – Specialized topic specific workshops designed for educators and families

· Resource Materials – Visit our libraries for hands on activities, guides and curriculum

· Direct Services – School sponsored transition events and activities

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2021
317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2003
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Organization Name: East Bay Educational Collaborative
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Address:
317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2003
Email: Carolyn.Aspinwall@ebecri.org
Eligibility: The Transition Academy is designed for students with disabilities 18 to 21 who: · Have an IEP, are currently enrolled in high school and are near completion of their academic program. · Are eligible for Office of Rehabilitation Services · Need a community-based functional skills/vocational curriculum · Can achieve independence (with initial support) · Can become semi-independent on a college campus
Services Provided:

OVERVIEW

The Transition Academy is located on the campus of Roger Williams University where students prepare for the world of work and access the college community. The Transition Academy is designed for students with disabilities 18 to 21 who:

  • Have an IEP, are currently enrolled in high school and are near completion of their academic program

  • Are eligible for Office of Rehabilitation Services

  • Need a community-based functional skills/vocational curriculum

  • Can achieve independence (with initial support)

  • Can become semi-independent on a college campus

Provider Profiles:

The Academy Programs @ Roger Williams University are unique educational programs that provide motivated students an opportunity to complete their high school education while building transition skills on a college campus and in the community.

Additional Information link

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/8/2021
14 Harrington Road
Cranston, RI 02920
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Organization Name: State of Rhode Island
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Address:
14 Harrington Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Eligibility: Funding stream for services for adults with Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Must meet eligibility criteria.
Services Provided:

Developmental Disabilities Eligibility Criteria

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is responsible for planning, funding and overseeing a community system of services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities.

We believe that all Rhode Islanders deserve to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our work supports efforts across the state to expand opportunity and provide high-quality services for all Rhode Islanders.

Individuals and families may also receive self-directed services.

Mental Health Services Where to get help?

Substance Use Disorder Services and Prevention Where to get help?


Healthy Transitions Guide Take Charge of Your Mental Health ages 14-25

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: 2/22/2021
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
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. B #201
North Kingstown, RI
Phone: 401-294-3990
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Organization Name: Perspectives Corporation
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Address:
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. B #201
North Kingstown, RI
Phone: 401-294-3990
Eligibility: Criteria varies with each program. Except for Employment Services, participants will need to qualify for funding from services from Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and Medicaid Eligible.
Services Provided:

Employment Services age 14+
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/employment/]

Adult Day Program 21+
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/ads/]

Adult Residential Program 21+
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/ars24/]

Adult Independent Living Program- a non 24 hour residential support. 21+
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/ars/]

Shared Living Arrangements 21+
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/sla/]

Self-Directed Services
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/SDS/]

Provider Profiles:

For over 40 years our creativity, flexibility and commitment to those we support and their families has helped hundreds of individuals with disabilities to become independent and fully enjoy their lives, and has made us one of the largest human service agencies in Rhode Island.



Additional listings for Child and Family Programs and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs

Video Phone: (401) 372-2012

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/2/2020
Independence Square
500 Prospect Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 877-532-5543
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Address:
Independence Square
500 Prospect Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 877-532-5543
Email: aina@advocatesinaction.org
Eligibility: Over age 18. The Leadership series is a great program for those transitioning from school based to community based adult programming.
Services Provided:

The Leadership Series is a free course that we created with support from the RI Department of BHDDH as part of our mission to empower people who have a developmental disability to advocate for themselves and others.

  • Self-Advocacy Skills and Leadership Development
  • Events 

Contact Information

Provider Profiles:

Advocates in Action Rhode Island is an independent non-profit Statewide Self-Advocacy organization. Our mission is to empower people who have a developmental disability to advocate for themselves and others, to support and strengthen the Self‐Advocacy movement and to raise awareness about disability issues in the community. We strive to help people become educated about their options, aware of available resources, able to make informed decisions, in control of their own lives, and involved within the community.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
44 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-941-8353 x124
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Organization Name: West Bay Collaborative
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Address:
44 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone: 401-941-8353 x124
Email: tcurran@westbaycollaborative.org
Eligibility: 18-22 years old, have an IEP and are currently enrolled in school and eligible for services from the R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS).
Services Provided:
  • Gain the employment skills and confidence to obtain or retain a job with minimal or time limited supports
  • Acquire the functional and daily living skills necessary to reach their potential independence
  • Explore opportunities in higher education and credentialing training programs
  • Reinforce and improve functional academic skills to be better prepared for the workplace or post secondary training programs
  • Develop the social skills and self-confidence to find success with interpersonal relationships at work and at home
  • Develop confidence, self-advocacy, and self-awareness to understand the rights and responsibilities of adulthood, knowledge of themselves, and the ability to seek assistance if needed.
Provider Profiles:

RITA is a program for 18-22 year-olds who have IEPs, located on the campus of a Rhode Island local college. This program is geared toward individuals who have completed the academic courses necessary for graduation but would benefit from an additional year to acquire employment skills, functional life skills and social skills to better prepare for adult life. The R.I. Transition Academy provides students with classroom and community instruction in an adult learning environment.

  • 18-22 years old, have an IEP and are currently enrolled in school
  • Eligible for services from the R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS)
  • Require additional time to achieve transition goals to complete their high school requirements
  • Are motivated to attend and fully participate in program activities
  • Can follow the rules and expectations of a community college setting

Therese Curran
Director of Transition and Vocational Services
Phone: (401) 941-8353 (Ext. 124)
tcurran@westbaycollaborative.org

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/8/2021
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 968
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 212-463-7042
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Address:
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 968
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 212-463-7042
Eligibility: US and Canada
Services Provided: Small emergency expenses. Modest Needs offers three main types of grants: Self Sufficiency Grants, Back-to-Work Grants and Independent Living Grants.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/21/2019
2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-282-7300
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Address:
2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-282-7300
Fax: 206-282-3555
Email: cls@casey.org
Eligibility: Resources to help prepare youths for living on their own.
Services Provided:

Consulting: Ongoing strategic consultation at no cost to child welfare systems and tribes.

Public Policy: Comprehensive child welfare information to support policymakers

Research and Analysis: Information to support decision-making, bolster system integration, build capacity, and support sustainability.

Casey Life Skills: Free practice tool and framework for working with youth in foster care. It assesses independent living skills and provides results instantly. Intended to be done between a youth and their social worker, case manger, or other mentor.

Direct Services: Operates nine field offices in five states (Arizona, California, Idaho, Texas, and Washington) that provide direct services to urgan, suburban, and rural communities.

Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 9/4/2020