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Rhode Island

1. State CHIP Program
RIte Care
(401) 462-5300(V); (401) 462- 3363 (TTY)
(401) 462-1500 (Spanish)

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Brenda DuHamel, Part C Coordinator
Chief, Family Health Systems
Department of Human Services
Center for Child and Family Health
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 462-0318
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Michele Palermo, Coordinator
Office of Special Populations
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street, Shepard Building
Providence, RI 02903-3414
(401) 222-8941
Web

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Kenneth G. Swanson, Director
Office of Special Populations
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street, Room 400, Shepard Building
Providence, RI 02903-3400
(401) 222-3505
Web

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Office of Special Populations
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street, Room 400, Shepard Building
Providence, RI 02903-3400
(401) 222-3505
Web

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Raymond A. Carroll, Administrator
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 421-7005, Ext. 301; (401) 421-7016 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
J. David Sienko, Education Specialist
Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminister Street, Shepard Building
Providence, RI 02903-3400
(401) 222-8987
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Marie Citrone, Executive Director
Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council
400 Bald Hill Road, Suite 515
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 737-1238
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Agency
Ellen Nelson, Ph.D., Director
Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals
14 Harrington Road
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 462-3201
Web & E-mail

State Mental Health Agency for Children and Youth
Janet L. Anderson, Ed.D., Assistant Director
Division of Children's Behavioral Health
Department of Children, Youth and Families
101 Friendship Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 528-3756
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
A. Anthony Antosh, Director
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-8072; (401) 456-8773 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Raymond L Bandusky, Executive Director
Rhode Island Disability Law Center
349 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 831-3150; (401) 831-5335 (TTY)
(800) 733-5332 (in RI)
Web & E-mail
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Deborah Garneau, Chief
Office for Families Raising Children with Special Health Care Needs
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 302
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-5929; (401) 222-2312
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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