Rhode Island Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Rhode Island Web Resources


 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION:  Special Education Services STATE VOCATIONAL  Rehabilitation Agency DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES
Planning Council
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED Programs
 
EARLY 
Intervention System
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance
PARENT  Training and
Information Project
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
Health
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care
Needs
RURAL REPRESENTATIVE
Office of  Special Needs 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Robert M. Pryhoda, Director
Office of Special Needs 
Department of Education, Shepard Building
255 Westminster Street, Room 400 
Providence, RI 02903-3400 
            (401) 277-4600      , ext. 2301 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Amy Cohen, Preschool ECSE Consultant 
Special Education Program Services Unit 
Shepard Building
255 Westminster Street 
Providence, RI 02903-3400 
            (401) 277-4600      , ext. 2135 

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Ron Caldarone, Part H Coordinator
Division of Family Health
State Department of Health
3 Capital Hill, Rm. 302
Providence, RI 02908-5097
            (401) 277-2313      ;             (401) 277-2312      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Raymond A. Carroll, Acting Administrator 
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services 
40 Fountain Street 
Providence, RI 02903 
            (401) 421-7005      , Ext. 301
E-mail: rcarroll@ors.state.ri.us
URL: http://www.ors.state.ri.us

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Thomas Scott
State Department of Education
Office of Special Needs Center
Shepard Building
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400
            (401) 277-4600      , Ext. 2216

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

A. Kathryn Power, Director
Department of MH, Retardation & Hospitals
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920 
            (401) 464-3201      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Kathryn Nicodemus, Chief
Children’s Mental Health & Education
Department of Children, Youth, and Families
610 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Building #7
Providence, RI 02908
            (401) 457-4514      
E-mail: KBNICKRI@aol.com

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Lynda Kahn, Executive Director 
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Mental Health, Retardation & Hospitals
Aime J. Forand Building 
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920 
            (401) 464-3234      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Marie Citrone, Executive Director
R.I. Developmental Disabilities Council 
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920 
            (401) 464-3191       (V/TTY)

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Raymond L Bandusky, Executive Director
Rhode Island Disability Law Center
151 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903 
            (401) 831-3150      ;             (401) 831-5335       (TTY)
            (800) 733-5332       (in RI)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Ron Caldarone, Director
Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Department of Health 
3 Capitol Hill 
Providence, RI 02908 
            (401) 277-2313      ;             (401) 277-2312      

STATE AGENCY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Jack Thompson, Deputy Administrator 
Services for the Blind, Department of Human Services 
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903 
            (401) 277-2300      ;             (800) 752-8088      , Ext. 2300
URL: http://www.ors.state.ri.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Kristin J. Mulrooney, Coordinator
Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
One Capitol Hill, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02908-5850
            (401) 277-1204       (V);             (401) 277-1205       (TTY)
URL: http://www.state.ri.us/ricdhh

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Robert Pryhoda, Director 
Office of  Special Needs 
Department of Education, Shepard Building
255 Westminster Street, Room 400 
Providence, RI 02903-3400 
            (401) 277-3505      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Sharon Brinkworth, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association
Independent Square, 500 Prospect Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
            (401) 725-2360      

Cerebal Palsy 
Christiane Petrin, Executive Director 
United Cerebral Palsy of RI 
571 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
            (401) 941-9377      
URL: http://www.jumi.com/ucp

Learning Disabilities 
Janice DeFrances, President
Learning Disabilities Association of RI 
P.O. Box 6685
Providence, RI 02940 
            (401) 294-7994      

Mental Health 
Laure Turn-Mulrooney, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of RI 
500 Prospect St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860 
            (401) 726-2285       

Lisa Conlan, Director
Parent Support Network
Warwick Executive Park
250 Centerville Road, Building F
Warwick, RI 02886
            (401) 736-8844      ;             (800) 483-8844      

William Emmet, Executive Director
Alliance for the Mentally Ill of RI 
1255 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02904
            (401) 331-3060      
E-mail: amiofRI@aol.com

Mental Retardation 
James Healey, Executive Director 
The Rhode Island Arc
99 Bald Hill Road 
Cranston, RI 02920 
            (401) 463-9191      

Speech and Hearing 
Patricia Iasrate Bellini, President 
RI Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
P.O. Box 9241 
Providence, RI 02940 
            (401) 455-7472      

Spina Bifida 
Deborah Gellman
Spina Bifida Association of RI 
P.O. Box 6948
Warwick, RI 02889
            (401) 732-7862      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS 

Dean Martins, President 
Easter Seal Society of RI 
Meeting Street Center,
667 Waterman Avenue 
East Providence, RI 02914 
            (401) 438-9500      ;             (401) 438-3690       (TTY)

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

A. Anthony Antosh, Director
UAP of Rhode Island
Institute for Developmental Disabilities at Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
            (401) 456-8072      ;             (401) 456-8150       (TTY)

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Susan Olson, Project Director
Rhode Island Assistive Technology Access Partnership
Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903-1898
            (800) 752-8088      , Ext. 2608 (in RI)
            (401) 421-7005      ;             (401) 421-7016       (TTY)
E-mail: solson@atap.state.ri.us
URL: http://www.atap.state.ri.us

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Deanna Forist, Executive Director
RI Parent Info Network (RIPIN)
500 Prospect Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
            (401) 727-4144      ;             (800) 464-3399       (In RI)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 

Pauline Nunes, President
Rhode Island Congress of Parents and Teachers
1704 Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905-2720
            (401) 785-1970      

 


Rhode Island Web

Community  
Rhode Island State and Local Government 
AS220 Legal Assistance  
Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.
Disability Information  
Rhode Island Cerebral Palsy Tech Tots 
TechACCESS of Rhode Island 
 
Health  
New England Organ Bank 
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network, Inc.
Education  
Rhode Island Literacy Resource Center 
Family and Parenting  
Parents Without Partners New England Region 
 
Community Service (Volunteering)  
East Greenwhich Lions Club 
 
Community Building and Renewal  
Brown Association for Cooperative Housing

 


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