RI Organizations

  • Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI)
    The Community Provider Network of Rhode Island (CPNRI) is the non-profit trade association of private providers of services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities across Rhode Island..
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  • Down Syndrome of RI
    A parent/family advocacy and support organization dedicated to promoting the rights, dignity and potential of all individuals with Down syndrome through advocacy, education, public awareness and support. The organization offers parents support and information, and advocacy in the service system and in the community.
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  • Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities (RI UAP)
    Founded in 1993 at Rhode Island College as the University Affiliated Program of RI. The mission of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities is to promote the community membership of individuals with disabilities in school, at work and in society.
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  • Rhode Island Chapter of People Supporting Employment First (RIAPSE)   APSE is the only national organization focused exclusively on Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community. The Rhode Island chapter was established in 2014. Priorities include Professional Development, Business Engagement, Policy, Member Engagement and Advocacy.  https://apse.org/chapter/rhode-island/
  • RI Developmental Disabilities Council
    A federally mandated and funded agency of state government in Rhode Island. One of the Council's missions is to promote ideas which will enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
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    The federally funded, non-profit law office that is the designated Protection and Advocacy Agency for people with disabilities in Rhode Island. A recipient since 1977 of Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities funding, RIDLC now has additional funding sources that allow it to provide free legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on a variety of disability-related legal issues, including: access to employment, community services, vocational rehabilitation, Social Security work incentives, assistive technology, government services, and special education; fair housing; and ADA issues related to health care and education. RIDLC also uses its federal authority to investigate allegations of systemic abuse and neglect.
    RI Disability Law Center »
  • Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
    A statewide, non‑profit agency that provides information and support, empowering parents, families, individuals, and family‑serving professionals who seek to become effective advocates for their families, children, themselves, and their communities.
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  • RI Disability Rights and Access Coalition
    A group of organizations and community members advocating for the rights and community-inclusion of individuals with disabilities while ensuring policies that allow access to high quality supports, opportunities, and accommodations needed to live a fulfilled life.
    RI Disability Rights and Access Coalition »
  • The Arc
    The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
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  • The Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Inc.
    A non-profit organization whose mission is: "To prevent brain injury and to enhance the lives of those affected by brain injury".
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