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Disability-related social clubs and sports. Social: Organizations that provide an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to meet and socialize with others through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues, events for children and other companionable activities. Sports: Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities. (AIRS Disability Related Social Clubs (PS-8000.1800) Disability Related Sports (PL-7000.3150)

1081 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-265-1341
Address:
1081 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-265-1341
Email: horsesbringhopepresident@gmail.com
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Traditional Riding
Summer camp
Volunteer opportunities including working students
Provider Profiles: Horses Bring Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in beautiful Wakefield, Rhode Island. We specialize in therapeutic and traditional riding. Currently, our program is made up of 17 unique horses, each possessing their own personalities, abilities, and strengths so that every rider is matched with a compatible equine partner. We are a volunteer based organization with a consistently growing number of dedicated volunteers that make our program possible. We offer services in therapeutic riding, traditional riding, and summer camp.
Through the powerful healing connection between horses and humans, HBH aims to educate and enrich the lives and spirits of individuals of all abilities. Utilizing an inclusive model, HBH strives to improve and rehabilitate the emotional and physical well-being of both humans and equines in a safe, caring and professional environment.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/11/2017
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
Address:
370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-349-4900
Email: info@specialolympicsri.org
Eligibility: To be eligible to participate, athletes must be 8 years old and older. There is no age limit. Athletes ages 2 to 7 may participate in our Young Athletes program. School-age children with intellectual disabilities may participate in our Special Olympics Unified Sports school program.
Services Provided:

Special Olympics Rhode Island hosts over 40 statewide tournaments and competitions each year in 21 official and demonstration sports.

Provider Profiles:

The mission of Special Olympics Rhode Island is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Special Olympics Rhode Island is authorized and accredited by Special Olympics, Inc. for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
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
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
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
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
Regional Headquarters, Best Buddies
529 Main Street Suite 202
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-778-0522
Organization Name: Best Buddies International
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Address:
Regional Headquarters, Best Buddies
529 Main Street Suite 202
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-778-0522
Email: massachusetts@bestbuddies.org
Services Provided:

Best Buddies Rhode Island offers One-to-One Friendship and Leadership Development programs – positively impacting individuals with and without disabilities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

One-to-One Friendship Program Information

Provider Profiles:

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

In 2018, BBMA and BBRI merged in an effort to combine resources to ensure continued growth and increase opportunities for expansion in both states.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
Young Life View on Map
Address:
P.O. Box 520
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0520
Phone: 877-438-9572
Toll Free Phone: 877-438-9572
Fax: 719-381-1750
Services Provided: Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school and college-aged kids in all 50 states.

Some Young Life areas have dedicated programs for students and young adults with disabilities, typically referred to as Young Life Capernaum. Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.

[https://www.younglife.org/Locator/Pages/default.aspx Use the online finder] to locate a local Young Life and find out about their programs.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 2/14/2020