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Disability News: Rhode Island

  • Synopsis: 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

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Latest Rhode Island Publications

  1. DOJ Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island
    The Justice Department has entered into statewide settlement agreement that will resolve violations of Americans with Disabilities Act for approx 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  2. Compassion Supporters Help with Medical Cannabis Cultivation for Disabled
    Fixed income Rhode Island residents and patients suffering from serious medical conditions get help cultivating their medical marijuana.
  3. Rhode Island Relay Mobile Captions Service(SM) for Residents With Hearing Loss
    From May 1 individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing will be able to read captions on a mobile phone using Voice Carry Over (VCO) technology.
  4. Senate Passes Bill to Tighten Employee Classification Laws - Rhode Island
    Increase government outreach and public awareness of new and current employment laws for businesses.
  5. 211 Rhode Island to Manage Aging & Disability Resource Center
    United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island awarded 3 year grant to manage the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) known as THE POINT.

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