College Disability Centers

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. See also Student Disability Services

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RI

East greenwich, RI

1 New England Tech Boulevard
East greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-467-7744
Address:
1 New England Tech Boulevard
East greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-467-7744
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.
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
Organization Name: University of Rhode Island
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Address:
302 Memorial Union
50 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2098
TDD: TTY via R.I. Relay at 711
Email: dss@etal.uri.edu
Eligibility: See documentation
Services Provided:

Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides access to campus for all students.

  • Accommodations for Students
  • Self-advocacy training
  • Provides information to faculty and administrators on inclusion and disability awareness.
  • Summer bridge program

Documentation: [https://web.uri.edu/disability/current/documentation/]

Prospective Students [https://web.uri.edu/disability/prospective/]

Current Students [https://web.uri.edu/disability/current/

Provider Profiles:

Disability Services for Students, in the Dean of Students Office, works with students and all units of URI to foster an inclusive, welcoming, and accessible environment. We work with you, our students, to support your academic success, independence, and self-advocacy.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/11/2020

Newport, RI

100 Ochre Point Avenue
McKillop Library 2nd floor
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-341-3150
Address:
100 Ochre Point Avenue
McKillop Library 2nd floor
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-341-3150
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.
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
Organization Name: Johnson and Wales University
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Address:
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-598-4689
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.
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
Address:
1 Cunningham Square
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 250
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401-865-2494
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.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019
Organization Name: Rhode Island College
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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.


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.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/5/2020
210 Benefit Street
Carr House Floor 2
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-709-8460
Address:
210 Benefit Street
Carr House Floor 2
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-709-8460
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.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019

Smithfield, RI

Organization Name: Bryant University
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Address:
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-232-6000
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.
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
Organization Name: Community College of Rhode Island
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Address:
400 East Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-825-1232
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]
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
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/20/2018