Disability Resources

100 Houghton Street

Providence, RI 02904

401-276-0875 (voice), 401-861-6677 (TDD)

The ATEL Program loans telephone equipment to residents of the state of Rhode Island who have hearing, speech, or neuromuscular (unable to dial or hold a receiver) impairments.

255 Westminster Street

Povidence, RI 02903

401-222-8333 (Voice)

The RI Special Education Committee (RISEAC) advises the Commissioner and Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education. Membership of the committee is composed of individuals involved in or concerned with education of children with disabilities.

45 Greeley Street

Providence, RI 02904


Re-focus, Inc. is a non-profit human service agency which serves adults with differing physical and developmental needs.

255 Westminster Street, 4th Floor

Providence, RI 02903

401-222-8999 ( Voice)

The goal of the Office of Diverse Learners is to ensure that children with diverse learning needs are provided equal access to public education and that schools develop effective, unified strategies for meeting the needs of each unique learner.

Hazard Building #74 West Road

Cranston, RI 02920

401-462-3000 (Voice), 401-462-0740 (TDD)

DEA is the state’s primary agency devoted to the development, implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive system of community-based programs and services for seniors. The DEA is also designated as the state’s single planning and services area agency on aging under the provisions of the older American’s Act. DEA, through it’s community partners, serves the needs of 225,000 seniors and adults.

400 Bald Hill Road, Suite 515

Warwick, RI 02886

401-737-1238 (Voice/TDD)

The RI Developmental Disabilities Council wants to help make sure that men, women and children who have a developmental disability fully participate in family and community life. Most are people with developmental disabilities and their family members.

25 Howard Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

401-462-3000, 401-462-0740 (TTY)

We empower older Rhode Islanders (age 55 plus) and adults living with disabilities to age strong. Along with many partners we connect you to information and resources in the community to help you live happily and healthfully. And we advocate for laws, policies and investments that protect your rights and agency

1210 Pontiac Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

401-270-0101, 1-800-464-3399

RIPIN offers eleven programs and services to families with children in RI, including families of children with special needs . RIPIN serves more than 65,000 Rhode Islanders each year.

705 Elmwood Avenie

Providence, RI 02907

401-781-9400 (Buses), 401-784-9500 ext. 604 ( Bus pass program), 401-461-9760 or 1-800-479-6902 (RIDE Vans), 1-800-745-5555 (TTY)

Maintains a fleet of 240 buses, including 20 CNG trolleys and 5 CNG 30′ buses, 125 paratransit vans, 19 Flex vans, and 1 ferry boat. To serve individuals with disabilities who are unable to use regular bus service. RIPTA¬† provides ADA¬† Paratransit Services through the RIde program for seniors and People with Disabilities.

20 Norbert Street

Warren, RI 02885

401-337-5888 (Voice)

The RI Statewide Independent Living Council (RISILC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independent Living for people with disabilities throughout the state. The Council has joint responsibility with the Office of Rehabilitation Services for developing and monitoring Rhode Island’s State Plan for Independent Living.