Independent Living

Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide four core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and individual and systems advocacy. In addition, many CILs also offer other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence. (AIRS LR-1550)

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RI

Statewide

Organization Name: MS Dream Center
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Address: P.O. Box 20185
RI
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/22/2018
The Hazard Building (Building #74)
41 West Road
RI
Phone: 401-462-3201
Organization Name: State of Rhode Island
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Address: The Hazard Building (Building #74)
41 West Road
RI
Phone: 401-462-3201
TDD: 401-462-6087
Eligibility: Funding stream for services for adults with Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Must meet eligibility criteria.
Services Provided: Developmental Disabilities
[http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/developmentaldisabilities/application_eligibility.php]

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

Mental Health Services [http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/mh/index.php]
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
Youth Transition Guide Take Charge of Your Mental Health [http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/whats_new/pdf/RIYOUTHTRANSITIONGUIDEWEB-02-16-2018.pdf?]
Provider Profiles: Mission: To serve Rhode Islanders who live with mental illness, substance use disorder and/or a developmental disability by maintaining a system of high quality, safe, affordable and coordinated care across the spectrum of behavioral health care services. To promote the health, safety and well-being of all Rhode Islanders by developing policies and programs that address the issues of mental illness, addiction, recovery and community support.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/29/2018
40 Fountain Street
RI 02903
Phone: 401-421-7005
Organization Name: State of Rhode Island, Department of Human Services
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Address: 40 Fountain Street
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Cranston, RI

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. The Center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Weekly classes are provided in the area of chair yoga, tai chi, reiki, exercise to music, and strength strengthening.

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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2019

North Kingstown, RI

Organization Name: Perspectives Corporation
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Address: 1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. C #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
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/3/2019
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. C, #201
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3990 x134
Organization Name: Perspectives Corporation
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Address: 1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. C, #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: Early Intervention: Perspectives Corporation offers specialty consultation for Rhode Island Early Intervention Providers who are working with infants and toddlers with an identified hearing loss.
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/ei/]

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.[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/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.
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/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.
[https://www.perspectivescorporation.com/services/tss/]
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/3/2019

Pawtucket, RI

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

Additional program information available [http://www.oscil.org/assets/2016_OSCIL_Programs28138.pdf]
Provider Profiles: Ocean State Center for Independent Living , OSCIL, provides information on community resources and services to persons with disabilities and their families, service providers, and the general public, as well as receiving referrals for our agency for direct services. Information is provided by phone, email, mail, and one-on-one to walk-ins to our Center.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017

Portsmouth, RI

2074 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-847-0960
Organization Name: Looking Upwards, Inc.
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Address: 2074 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-847-0960
Services Provided: Looking Upwards provide an array of services to children and adults that have a developmental delay. Services include
Early Intervention-listed on a separate Directory entry.
HBTS-Home Based Therapy Services
PASS-Personal Assistance Services and Support; see [https://ri.medicalhomeportal.org/link/6106 Rhode Island PASS Fact Sheet]
School to Career Transition 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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017

Providence, RI

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

Warren, RI

317 Market
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2057
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
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
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/17/2017
317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2057
Organization Name: East Bay Educational Collaborative
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Address: 317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2057
Email: Jane.Cotter@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: Services:

· Participate in trial work situations
· Build their resume
· Learn what opportunities best fit their skills, abilities and interests
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/17/2017

Warwick, RI

Address: 3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02905
Phone: 401-739-2700
Eligibility: The programs at Trudeau have eligibility requirements
Services Provided: The J.Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center provides a wide range of comprehensive services for all ages including
Early Intervention-listed on a separate Directory entry
Pathways Strategic Teaching Center's school for children with autism
Community Supports and Home Based Services
Crayons Therapeutic Child Care Center and KIDSCONNECT provider
Recreation services
Respite
Vocational training and supported employment
Provider Profiles: Our mission is to promote an enhanced quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/8/2018
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: 1-866-1161
Email: info@oscil.org
Services Provided: Young Adult Transition Program
Assists young adults (ages 18-24) who are self-directed to transition to community
independence. OSCIL provides basic independent living skills training, peer
support, and information on disability and community resources.
Additional services include:
Lunch and Learn seminars
Peer Support
Independent Living Skill Training
Home Accessibility and Adaptability
Assistive Technology lending program

Additional program information available [http://www.oscil.org/assets/2016_OSCIL_Programs28138.pdf]
Provider Profiles: Ocean State Center for Independent Living , OSCIL, provides information on community resources and services to persons with disabilities and their families, service providers, and the general public, as well as receiving referrals for our agency for direct services. Information is provided by phone, email, mail, and one-on-one to walk-ins to our Center.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2017
Organization Name: West Bay Collaborative
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Address: 144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-941-8353 x124
Email: tcurran@westbaycollaborative.org
Eligibility: Coventry , Cranston , Foster, Glocester , Scituate , Warwick and West Warwick and included in the student's Individualized Education Program.
Services Provided: RI TRANSITION ACADEMY AT CCRI is an alternative high school program for 18 to 21 year old students with disabilities that provides classroom
and community instruction in an adult learning environment.

THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
provides vocational assessment services through
a cooperative agreement between the Office of
Rehabilitation Services (ORS), The RI Department
of Human Services, and the RI Department of Education.
includes:
Work prepartion and career exploration
Job development , job placement and job coaching
Vocational assessment and evaluation
Provider Profiles: West Bay Collaborative Transition & Vocational Services is a group of unique educational and vocational programs serving youth ages 16+ in the Rhode Island community. We support youth, families, schools, and community agencies in the transition process via career exploration, vocational evaluation and employment services .Our mission is to provide quality, innovative, and individualized programs and resources to guide and support young people from school to successful adult living.
Transition Coordinator Therese Curran
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/17/2017
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
Provider Profiles: The West Bay Regional Transition Center is also the Center of Excellence for Transition of Students with Developmental Disabilities, and takes a lead role in identifying opportunities and providing training for families and educators across the state.
The four Regional Transition Centers ( RTC's) 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 with disabilities.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/1/2019

West Greenwich, RI

C/o Kerri Collins Transition Coordinator
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-481-5161
Service Categories:
Address: C/o Kerri Collins Transition Coordinator
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-481-5161
Service Categories:
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/1/2019

Westerly, RI

Address: 93 Airport Road
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-315-0143
Eligibility: Accepts medicaid. Please visit each department section for eligibility requirements.
Services Provided: Services for children ( age 3-21) include
Home Based Therapy Services Provider (HBTS)
Personal Assistance and Support Services (PASS)
Services for adults include
Residential Supports including for adults that are eligible for services through funding from RI Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)
Home and Family Support
Apartment Support
Shared Living
Day/Work Services
Vocational Services through Napatree
Provider Profiles: The Frank Olean Center provides an array of services to individuals of all ages with Developmental Disabilities.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Nationwide

220 Montgomery Street, Suite 968
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 212-463-7042
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.
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 3/21/2019

MO

Kansas City, MO

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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/28/2018