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State and National Organizations

  • Rhode Island Resources for Special Education

     

    The Autism Project

    401-785-2666

    1516 Atwood Ave

    Johnston, RI

     

    State of Rhode Island Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)

    (401) 462-3421

    14 Harrington Rd.

    Cranston, RI 02920

    BHDDH.AskDD@bhddh.ri.gov

     

    State of Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS)

    401-421-7005

    Office Hours:  8:30am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday

    40 Fountain St.

    Providence, RI 02903

     

    Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) 

    255 Westminster Street

    Providence, RI 02903

    Phone: 401-222-4600

    https://www.ride.ri.gov/

     

    The Rhode Island Parent Information Network

    (401) 270-0101

    Call Center: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5: 00 PM

    300 Jefferson Boulevard

    Suite 300

    Warwick, RI 02888

    info@ripin.org

    https://ripin.org/resources/

     

    Rhode Island Parent Support Network (RIPSN)

    535 Centreville Road

    Warwick RI 02882

    https://psnri.org/

     

    Special Olympics Rhode Island

    370 George Washington Hwy

    Smithfield, RI 02917

    401-349-4900

    Welcome to the Special Olympics RI - An Enduring Symbol of Hope.

     

    National Resources for Special Education

    Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

    The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities, and/or the gifted by advocating for appropriate governmental policies.

    US Department of Education/Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

    Committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages providing a wide array of support in three main areas: special education, vocational rehabilitation, and research. 

    LDonline

    The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

    National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE)

    A national association dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. 

    National Autism Center

    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

    Works to ensure that children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.

    National Center on Secondary Education & Transition (NCSET)

    Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information on secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.

    (The) National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD-Youth)

    A youth-led resource for emerging leaders with developmental disabilities taking a positive development approach and developing materials to better prepare them for the transition to adulthood and leadership.

    (The) National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

    A federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. 

    Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

    Dedicated to improving results for people with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. 

    Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center

    The mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. 

    Center for Parent Information and Resources

    Family-friendly information and research-based materials on key topics from Parent Centers throughout the United States.  This national organization connects all Parent Centers like RI Parent Information Network with others around the country.

    Parents Helping Parents (PHP)

    The mission is to help children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services needed to reach their full potential by providing them with responsive systems to serve them.

    Resources by RI Parent Information Network

    Live links to resources for parents on various topics related to students

    Special Olympics

    An international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.