Disability Related Employment Programs

Description: 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)

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RI

Statewide

Organization Name: State of Rhode Island, Department of Human Services
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: 178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-921-1470
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.
Early Intervention services are designed to enhance the development of infant and toddlers (birth-age 3) and listed in a separate directory entry.

Services for children: Developmental Evaluations, Therapeutic and Educational Home Visits, Feeding/Nutrition Programs, Assertive Technology, Sensory Integration Home Programs, Developmental Monitoring, Service Coordination, parent support and advocacy training.

Home based Therapy Service (HBTS) are specialized, intensive services and treatments for children with a wide range of disabilities, guided by an approved individualized treatment plan.

Personal Assistance Services and Support Provider (PASS)In Rhode Island, Seven Hills provides Personal Assistance Supports and Services (PASS) that help families of children with special health care needs with daily life skills. The supports through PASS work to improve a child’s ability to participate in social situations and function in the community with dignity.
Applied Behavior Analysis Program ( ABA) The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program provides 20-30 hours of weekly, intensive home-based services to children, 3-12 years of age, who live in Rhode Island and who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Provider Profiles: Early Intervention Provider listed separately
Home based Therapy Service (HBTS)
Personal Assistance Services and Support Provider (PASS)
Applied Behavior Analysis Program ( ABA)
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017

Lincoln, RI

Suite 200
640 George Washington Hwy
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2011
Organization Name: Northern Rhode Island Collaborative
Address: Suite 200
640 George Washington Hwy
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2011
Email: cvanavery@nric-ri.org
Eligibility: Serves students 18-21 from Pawtucket , Central Falls,Johnston, Cumberland, Woonsocket , Lincoln, Burrillville , Smithfield , North Smithfield , North Providence .To participate in the program, students must meet their high school credit and course requirements and must be selected by the academy and be included in the student's Individualized Education Program. (IEP) .
Services Provided: The College and Life Foundations Program is a multi-faceted community based program which serves the transition needs of youth with disabilities, age 18-21, in an age-appropriate, integrated, natural environment.
Provider Profiles: The College and Life Foundations Program is an ongoing collaboration between NRIC, the RI Office of Rehabilitation Services and the ten Northern RI School Districts.By expanding our program to the CCRI Flanagan Campus, we are now able to focus on all aspects of post-school goals (Education & Training, Employment, and Independent Living).

Transition Coordinator Cindy VanAvery
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/9/2018

Providence, RI

Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action
Address: Providence Skills Center
31 Providence Place
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-400-6035
Eligibility: youth in school ages 14-21 youth and young adults out of school ages 16-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Case Management
- Facilitation of services
- Referral to outside providers

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2017

Wakefield, RI

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 [https://www.holisticdevelopmentcenterri.com/psychological-services]
Educational Services [https://www.holisticdevelopmentcenterri.com/educational-services]
Employment Services and includes job club [https://www.holisticdevelopmentcenterri.com/job-club]
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/12/2018

Warren, RI

317 Market
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-628-2057
Organization Name: East Bay Educational Collaborative
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
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

Organization Name: West Bay Collaborative
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

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

Woonsocket, RI

Organization Name: Family Resources Community Action
Address: 55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Eligibility: 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment


Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience
Provider Profiles: Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 is operated by the Employment & Training Division of Family Resources Community Action and funded through the Greater Rhode Island Workforce Partnership and the Department of Labor & Training.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/28/2019

Nationwide

West Virginia University PO Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
Phone: 800-526-7234
Organization Name: Office of Disability Employment Policy (OEDP)
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
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/6/2019
Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
Organization Name: Social Security Administration
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)
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 3/22/2018