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Programs that provide special assistance and accommodations that support the ability of students with visual, hearing, physical, emotional, learning or other disabilities to achieve their academic goals and participate in, contribute to and benefit from the institution's programs, services and activities. (AIRS HL-8120.7980)

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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
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
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Fogarty Life Science - Room 137
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-2776
Organization Name: Rhode Island College
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Address:
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Fogarty Life Science - Room 137
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-2776
Email: dsc@ric.edu
Eligibility:

Students who self-identify and provide the Disability Services Center with 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 to obtain appropriate documentation of a disability.

Services Provided:

Please make an appointment.

Support services may include classroom and testing accommodations, advisement, referrals, and the 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 at Fogarty Life Science - Room 137

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: 8/3/2022
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-232-6000
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: 3/31/2021
John Hazen White Center
30 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-598-4689
Organization Name: Johnson and Wales University
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Address:
John Hazen White Center
30 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-598-4689
Eligibility:

Information on eligibility see website

Services Provided:

Services:

  • Academic Accommodations link
  • Housing Accommodations link
  • Read & Write Gold Software link

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: 4/27/2022
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
Text: 401-405-4333
Email: dss@ccri.edu
Eligibility:

Enrollment Link

Services Provided:

FAQs

Disability Accommodations and Services Link  

Provider Profiles:

The Disability Services for Students (DSS) office at CCRI recognizes disability as a form of cultural diversity and works to foster an inclusive environment for all students in the higher education community through education, awareness, and accessibility.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
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. Because course requirements can vary greatly, students must communicate their needs to their Student Advisor and request accommodations on a quarterly basis.

Services Provided:

Academic Skills Center

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
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:

Disability Services has three primary goals:

  • To provide support services and reasonable accommodations that allow all students equal access to Salve Regina programs, regardless of disability.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to realize their full potential by developing self-awareness and self-advocacy skills.
  • To provide students with general disability information and information about resources (local, state and federal) that can assist them in their academic and/or life goals.
Provider Profiles:

Salve Regina is committed to providing students with disabilities equal and integrated access to all of its educational, residential, social and recreational programs. The Office of Disability Services, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ensures that students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations and assistance in order to participate fully in University programs.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
1 Cunningham Square
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 250
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401-865-2494
Organization Name: Providence College
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Address:
1 Cunningham Square
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 250
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401-865-2494
Email: jgomes3@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: 7/8/2022
210 Benefit Street
Carr House Floor 2
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-709-8465
Address:
210 Benefit Street
Carr House Floor 2
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-709-8465
Email: disabilitysupportservices@risd.edu
Eligibility:

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 DSS.

Provider Profiles:

Mollie Goodwin
Academic Disability Specialist
401 709-8465
mgoodwin@risd.edu

Nicole Verardo
Director of Disability Support Services & Academic Support
401 709-8460
nverardo@risd.edu

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/1/2022
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2098
Organization Name: University of Rhode Island Division of Student Affairs
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Address:
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2098
Service Categories:
Email: dss@etal.uri.edu
Eligibility: New students at URI with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Applications due 7/3/20.
Services Provided:

S.T.A.R.T. URI is a transitional bridge program for incoming new URI college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

3 day program in September 2-4 focuses on skills they need to thrive at URI.

[https://web.uri.edu/disability/files/S.T.A.R.T-8x11-1.pdf

Provider Profiles:

Summer Transition Program for ASD to Promote Retention and Training at URI (S.T.A.R.T URI) aims to support and maximize the academic and social skills of URI students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

S.T.A.R.T URI is a multifaceted program designed to meet individual student’s needs while they navigate the transition from secondary support services to college-level support services

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/11/2020
Division of Special Education and Disability Research
4400 University Drive, MSN 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-3905
Organization Name: George Mason University
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Address:
Division of Special Education and Disability Research
4400 University Drive, MSN 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-3905
Eligibility:

Postsecondary curriculum of study to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who begin the program between 18-23 years of age.

Services Provided:
  • Person Centered Planning
  • Support staff attends the class with the student
  • Additional assistance through a two hour support class.
  • Work specialty area. Most students are placed on-campus with a support staff member in their first year and gradually they have the opportunity to explore off campus placements.
  • Students live on and off campus.
Provider Profiles:

The Mason Learning into Future Environments (LIFE) Program is a supportive academic university experience that offers a four year postsecondary curriculum of study to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who begin the program between 18-23 years of age.

Students completing their four years with the Mason LIFE Program will graduate with a George Mason Certificate of Completion with a catalog concentration and a work specialty area.

Contact 

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
107 Commerce Centre Drive, Suite 204
Huntersville, NC 28078
Phone: 704-947-7779
Nationwide Provider
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: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 12/11/2020