Rhode Island Disability Resources
INSIGHT - Envision a world in which people are valued for who they are, not for what they see - http://www.in-sight.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Rhode Island
UCP Rhode Island has been supporting adults and children with disabilities living in Rhode Island since 1954 - http://www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/141
The Corliss Institute, Inc.
A unique adult deaf community where everyone "hears" with their eyes and "speaks" with their hands - http://www.corliss.org/
Rhode Island ATAP
The Rhode Island Assistive Technology Access Partnership (ATAP) is designed as a statewide partnership of organizations, each with a targeted assistive technology focus, working together to improve access to and acquisition of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities - http://www.atap.ri.gov
(401 462 4444) provides information, referrals, and help getting started with programs and services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers - http://adrc.ohhs.ri.gov/
Rhode Island Disability Law Center
Rhode Island Disability Law Center (RIDLC) provides free legal assistance to persons with disabilities - http://www.ridlc.org
Meeting Street is where infants, preschoolers and children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child - http://www.meetingstreet.org
Rhode Island Disability Statistics:
- There are an estimated 155,000 people over the age of five who experience a form of disability in the state of Rhode Island.
- Approximately 25,000 people, or 2.6% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- Around 87,000 people in Rhode Island have a form of work disability, while 31,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
- Approximately 5,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, and 44,000 are currently not in the workforce.
- 2009 data indicates 4.2% of the population of Rhode Island are limited in their daily activities, an additional 7.8% have some other type of disability, and 88.0% have no reported disability.