College Disability Centers

Description: Programs that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to obtain academic, vocational and/or independent living skills instruction at the postsecondary level with the objective of participating in college classes, improving their social and communication skills, enhancing their independence and employability, forming friendships with their peers, developing age-appropriate recreational and leisure pursuits and/or meeting other individualized objectives which reflect their interests and goals.

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RI

East Greenwich, RI

1 New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-467-7744
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Address: 1 New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-467-7744
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Eligibility: Students with disabilities who wish to request accommodations must self-identify, communicate their needs to their Student Advisor, and provide current and comprehensive documentation concerning the nature and extent of their disability.
Services Provided: The 504 Coordinator is the official at NEIT who determines whether a requested accommodation(s) will be provided to the student.

Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case by case basis through a dialogue with the student, the 504 Coordinator, and one of the following: the Student Advisor (SA), the Student Success Coordinator
(SSC), or the Director of Residence Life (DRL).

Decisions about reasonable accommodations are based upon the
student’s specific needs and functional limitations and whether the accommodation will permit the student an opportunity to participate in an educational program, course or activity.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019

Kingston, RI

302 Memorial Union
50 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2098
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Organization Name: University of Rhode Island
Address: 302 Memorial Union
50 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2098
TDD: TTY via R.I. Relay at 711
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Email: dss@etal.uri.edu
Eligibility: See documentation
Services Provided: [https://web.uri.edu/disability/current/documentation/]
Please make an appointment to meet
Office hours are generally 8:30-4:30 M-F
Services:
Recommend and coordinate reasonable accommodations (exam, course, program, housing, transportation)

Encourage student development through self-advocacy and personal decision making, support student commitment to academic success and retention.

Provide information to faculty and administrators regarding disability awareness and inclusion
Provider Profiles: Disability Services for Students works with students and all units of URI to create inclusive and sustainable learning and working environments. We facilitate access, discourse, and involvement through innovative services, programs, leadership, and collaboration. Disability Services for Students is part of the Dean of Students Office in the Division of Student Affairs. We have four full time professional staff and a doctoral-level Graduate Assistant; each of us is committed to equal opportunity for all members of the URI Community.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/3/2019

Newport, RI

100 Ochre Point Avenue
McKillop Library 2nd floor
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-341-3150
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Address: 100 Ochre Point Avenue
McKillop Library 2nd floor
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-341-3150
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Email: disabilityservices@salve.edu
Services Provided: -Support services and reasonable accommodations that allow all students equal access to Salve Regina programs, regardless of disability.
-Self-awareness and self-advocacy skills.
-General disability information and information about resources (local, state and federal) that can assist them in their academic and/or life goals.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019

Providence, RI

8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-598-4689
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Organization Name: Johnson and Wales University
Address: 8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-598-4689
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Eligibility: Information on eligibility see website
Services Provided: [https://sites.jwu.edu/accessibility-services/accommodations.html]
Academic Accommodations
Housing Accommodations
Academic Help Center
Tutoring
Study Skills workshops
Provider Profiles: JWU is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to give students with learning disabilities, physical challenges, and chronic medical conditions the opportunity to succeed in their academic pursuits.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/5/2019
1 Cunningham Square
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 250
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401-865-2494
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Address: 1 Cunningham Square
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 250
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401-865-2494
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Email: msherbur@providence.edu
Services Provided: The College makes every effort to provide reasonable accommodations so that students can be ensured equal access and works to remove any barriers which may prevent this from happening.
Students with documented disabilities may register with the Office of Academic Services to request academic accommodations. The Assistant Director for Disability Services will discuss each student’s unique needs and help to determine the types of accommodations that are appropriate.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-2776
Organization Name: Rhode Island College
Address: 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-2776
TDD: TTY (via RI Relay) 711
Eligibility: Students who self-identify and provide the Disability Services Center appropriate documentation of their condition may be eligible to receive reasonable accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and analogous state laws. The Disability Services Center is also available to advise any student who needs information about how obtain appropriate documentation of a disability.
Services Provided: Please make an appointment

Support services may include classroom and testing accommodations, advisement, referrals, and use of assistive technology.

Rhode Island College has an Advocacy and Beyond Club ( ABC)
To encourage, educate, and empower all students, faculty, and campus groups to advocate for individuals with disabilities at Rhode Island College and beyond!
Provider Profiles: The Disability Services Center is the central location on campus for disability-related services for students and is a primary resource to educate, train, and guide the college community in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities.

Rhode Island College is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabilities and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. Rhode Island College students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must meet with a member of the Disabilities Services Center’s staff. To make an appointment, please call us at 401-456-2776 or TTY (via RI Relay) 711.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019
210 Benefit Street
Carr House Floor 2
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-709-8460
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Address: 210 Benefit Street
Carr House Floor 2
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-709-8460
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Services Provided: The office of Disability Support Services (DSS) assists RISD students who have cognitive (learning), psychological and physical disabilities. In order to receive accommodations, students must be registered with the Office of Disability Support Services.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019

Smithfield, RI

1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-232-6000
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Organization Name: Bryant University
Address: 1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-232-6000
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Eligibility: Bryant University supports students who self-identify with disabilities and provide documentation of their disability from an appropriate source.
Provider Profiles: There are 3 different contacts for Disability Services depending if the disability is physical, behavioral or a learning disability. Additional information is on the website.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/17/2017

Warwick, RI

400 East Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-825-1232
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Organization Name: Community College of Rhode Island
Address: 400 East Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-825-1232
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Email: brmcgill@ccri.edu
Eligibility: Students with disabilities who have current and complete documentation of their disability from a licensed physician, psychologist, or other appropriately qualified specialist may be eligible for accommodations. Students with special circumstances can call us to discuss their situation. Accommodations will not be provided without appropriate supporting documentation.
Services Provided: Recommending and coordinating reasonable accommodations in a variety of domains (e.g. exam, course, and program)
Encouraging student development through self-advocacy and personal decision making.
Supporting a commitment to academic success and student retention.
Providing training and information to faculty and administration that uphold the inclusion of persons with disabilities.
There are Disability Service Coordinators on each of the CCRI campuses.
Provider Profiles: The Disability Services for Students (DSS) office is part of the Opportunity and Outreach Programs unit within the Division of Student Affairs. DSS Coordinators and support staff are available on each of CCRI’s four main campuses to meet with students and to help provide the necessary and reasonable accommodations that students need to be successful. In addition, the DSS office serves as an information resource to faculty, providing awareness and guidance for how to best ensure the inclusion of students with disabilities without compromising academic standards. The DSS office works to dispel negative and limiting stereotypes and promotes a campus environment that is sensitive, accepting and responsive to the needs and contributions of all CCRI students. Additional campuses within RI see website [https://www.ccri.edu/about/campuses.html]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/25/2017

Nationwide

107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-947-7779
Address: 107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-947-7779
Fax: 704-948-7779
Services Provided: Committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in post-secondary education. Website resources include civil rights, legal resources, DSS professionals.
Provider Profiles: Affiliate programs Utah AHEAD, New Mexico AHEAD
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/20/2018