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Programs broadly available to individuals with disabilities in general that provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other supportive services that help people with disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment. (AIRS ND-6500.1500)

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
178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-229-9790
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Organization Name: Seven Hills Foundation
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Address:
178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-229-9790
Fax: 401-921-1415
Eligibility: Programs have eligibility criteria.
Services Provided:

Seven Hills Rhode Island provides a number of support services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

Child Services

  • Home Based Therapy Service HBTS
  • Personal Assistance Services and Support Provider PASS
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Program ABA 
  • Respite Link

Seven Hills is an Early Intervention Provider and listed in a separate directory entry.   

Provider Profiles:

Seven Hills Rhode Island is a comprehensive health and human services organization supporting more than 1,000 residents throughout the state. Our integrated supports are individualized, person-centered, and community-based. Our holistic approach provides a range of health care, behavioral health, community supports, assisted living, day habilitation, educational, and vocational expertise.

Woonsocket Location:

Seven Hills Rhode Island

68 Cumberland Street

Woonsocket, RI 02895

  

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/25/2020
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
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. link

Services Provided:

Transition services information

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. ORS Counselors work with all school districts, families and students to prepare for job training, career development and employment opportunities after high school. 

Pre Employment Transition Services information

(1) Job Exploration Counseling, (2) Work-Based Learning, (3) Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Comprehensive Transition or Post-Secondary Educational Programs, (4) Workplace Readiness Training, and (5) Self-Advocacy.

Services for Blind and Visually Impaired link

ATEL 

The Rhode Island Adaptive Telephone Equipment Loan (ATEL) Program provides landline/home telephones and wireless devices on loan to qualified individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, have a speech disability, or have neuromuscular damage or disease that hinders them from using a standard telephone. 

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: 7/22/2021
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
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
231 Old Tower Hill Road
Suite 203
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-782-1206
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Address:
231 Old Tower Hill Road
Suite 203
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-782-1206
Fax: 401-782-1207
Email: hdcenterri@gmail.com
Services Provided:

Psychological Services link
Educational Services link
Job Club and Employment Services link

Provider Profiles:

HDC provides a comfortable place in which children and adults can receive the specialized support they need for personal growth. Our unique, multi-disciplinary center includes clinical, educational, and vocational programming. Services that are traditionally provided separately are conveniently offered here with a team approach, when appropriate, and in one location. At HDC, we focus on the psychological, social, and physical health factors that contribute to overall well-being, and believe that a holistic and comprehensive treatment model is integral to therapeutic progression.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/4/2021
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
Services Provided:

West Bay Regional Transition Center
Therese Curran
Director of Transition & Vocational Services
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
phone: 401-941-8353 x124
fax: 401-941-8535
email: tcurran@westbaycollaborative.org

Southern RI Regional Transition Center
Kerri Collins
Director of Regional Transition – Southern Region
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
phone: 401-481-5161
email: kcollins@westbaycollaborative.org

Northern RI Regional Transition Center
Jennifer Doucette
Director of Regional Transition – Northern Region
51 Intervale Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
phone: 401-465-2466
fax: 401-941-8535
email: jdoucette@westbaycollaborative.org

East Bay Regional Transition Center
Joanne DelAngelo, Coordinator
200 Metro Center Boulevard, Suite 5
Warwick, RI 02886
phone: 401-862-4133
email: jdelangelo@fedcap.org

Additional information on Rhode Island Secondary Transition and Employment First

link

Provider Profiles:

In order to assist Local Educational Agencies in meeting the secondary transition requirements, West Bay Collaborative maintains four Regional Transition Centers (RTCs). These centers assist middle and high schools regionally and statewide through coordination of the four Regional Transition Coordinators.

The services provided through the RTCs include service to public, non-public and charter schools serving youth eligible under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and work in partnership with adult service agencies, higher education institutions, training programs, and parent advocacy organizations serving young adults with disabilities.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/8/2021
68 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-229-9790
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Organization Name: Seven Hills Foundation
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Address:
68 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-229-9790
Fax: 401-921-1415
Eligibility: Various eligibility criteria for programs.
Services Provided:

Seven Hills Rhode Island provides a number of support services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

Child Services

  • Home Based Therapy Service HBTS
  • Personal Assistance Services and Support Provider PASS
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Program ABA 
  • Respite Link 

Seven Hills is an Early Intervention Provider and listed in a separate directory entry. 

Provider Profiles:

Seven Hills Rhode Island is a comprehensive health and human services organization supporting more than 1,000 residents throughout the state. Our integrated supports are individualized, person-centered, and community-based. Our holistic approach provides a range of health care, behavioral health, community supports, assisted living, day habilitation, educational, and vocational expertise.

Additional location in Cranston

Seven Hills

178 Norwood Street

Cranston, RI 02905 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/25/2021
Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
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Organization Name: Social Security Administration
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Address:
Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
TDD: 800-325-0778
Toll Free Phone: 800-772-1213
Services Provided: This site provides information for people with disabilities who are SSI or SSDI recipients and want to work.
Provider Profiles: (SSI)
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
PO Box 439
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0439
Phone: 866-823-9800
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Address:
PO Box 439
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0439
Phone: 866-823-9800
Services Provided: Offering resources on the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in their communities. Newsletter and job listings. Career development, marketing and job development, job coaching, and other online courses.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 11/19/2019
West Virginia University PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone: 800-526-7234
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Organization Name: Office of Disability Employment Policy (OEDP)
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Address:
West Virginia University PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone: 800-526-7234
TDD: 877-781-9403
Toll Free Phone: 800-526-7234
Fax: 304-293-5407
Services Provided: The leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. For both employers and employees, Accommodation Information by Disability: A to Z; and Accommodation Ideas by Disability, Limitation, Occupation, Product or Service, and Topic.

Consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.
Provider Profiles: US Department of Labor
Source: Medical Home Portal
Last Updated: 8/6/2019