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State Resources - Rhode Island

The resources listed below provide information and referral or direct services to deaf and hard of hearing children in our state.  They will be able to answer your questions about deafness and related information, or refer you to the most appropriate organizations and services in your area.  This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point to help you identify the different types of services available statewide.  The State Office of Special Education provides information about local elementary and secondary programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.

STATE SCHOOL
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
1 Corliss Park
Providence, RI  02908-1795
TTY:  401-222-3888
V:  401-222-3525
FAX:  401-222-6998
Web:  http://www.rideaf.net/

DEAF-BLIND SERVICES
Helen Keller National Center, Region 1
152 Lincoln Road
PO Box 266
Lincoln, MA  01773
TTY/V:  781-259-7100
FAX:  781-259-4546
Web site:  http://www.HKNC.org

STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Student, Community and Academic Support
Shepard Building
225 Westminster Street
Providence, RI  02903-3400
V:  401-222-4600
FAX:  401-222-6030
Web site:  http://www.ride.ri.gov/OSCAS/default.aspx

STATE OFFICE ON DEAFNESS
Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

One Capitol Hill, Ground Level
Providence, RI  02908-5850
TTY:  401-222-1205
V:  401-222-1204
FAX:  401-222-5736
VP: 401-222-1205
Web site:  http://www.cdhh.ri.gov/

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI  02903
TTY:  401-421-7016
V:  401-421-7005
FAX:  401-422-3574
Web site:  http://www.ors.state.ri.us

RESOURCE CENTER ON DEAFNESS
Gallaudet University Regional Center
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott Way
Haverhill, MA  01830
TTY/V:  978-556-3701
FAX:  978-556-3125
E-mail:  gurc.necc@gallaudet.edu
Web site:  http://www.necc.mass.edu/gallaudet

POST-SECONDARY PROGRAM
Community College of Rhode Island
Access to Opportunity
400 East Avenue
Warwick, RI  02886-1805
TTY:  401-825-2037
V:  401-825-2305
FAX:  401-825-1148
Web site:  http://www.ccri.edu/

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