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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2016-07-17 - Disability news stories and articles from Rhode Island including medical related press releases news and coming events

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Rhode Island Disability Resources

INSIGHT - Envision a world in which people are valued for who they are, not for what they see - 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 - 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 - 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 - www.atap.ri.gov

The Point

(401 462 4444) provides information, referrals, and help getting started with programs and services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers - adrc.ohhs.ri.gov/

Rhode Island Disability Law Center

Rhode Island Disability Law Center (RIDLC) provides free legal assistance to persons with disabilities - www.ridlc.org

Meeting Street

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 - 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.


Latest Rhode Island Publications

  1. DOJ Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island
  2. Compassion Supporters Help with Medical Cannabis Cultivation for Disabled
  3. Rhode Island Relay Mobile Captions Service(SM) for Residents With Hearing Loss
  4. Senate Passes Bill to Tighten Employee Classification Laws - Rhode Island
  5. 211 Rhode Island to Manage Aging & Disability Resource Center


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