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41.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Accessible Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 944-3949
Contact: Marie Perna
This list includes restaurants, museums, cinemas and cultural sites that have been surveyed according to the guidelines for identifying accessibility outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Hard copies of Accessible Rhode Island are available

Assistive Technology Access Partnership
Phone: (800) 916-8324
ATAP increases knowledge about and access to Assistive Technology.

Easter Seals Rhode Island
Phone: 401-284-1000
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities

Family to Family of Rhode Island
Phone: (800) 464-3399
Family to Family of Rhode Island is a network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. We offer opportunities for families to connect with one another to share experiences, information, and/or support.

Rewarding Work
The Rewarding Work website gives older people and individuals with disabilities the choice of hiring staff directly and allows them control of the process of hiring personal assistants. The site also provides private agencies a resource to assist in recruitment of direct support professionals and other staff. You can get names, contact information, and availability of direct care workers and agencies that provide respite services or personal care, review their experience, and learn if they are available to work mornings, days, evenings, overnight, or weekends.

Rhode Island Parent Information Network
Phone: (800) 464-3399
The Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) is a statewide, nonprofit agency that provides information, training, support and advocacy to parents seeking help for their children.

Sail To Prevail
Phone: 401-849-8898
Sail To Prevail creates opportunities for disabled children and adults to overcome adversity through therapeutic sailing.
Operating in several states, Sail To Prevail teaches over 1,500 people with disability the skills of sailing in our fleet of specially adapted sailboats each year. The measurable outcomes demonstrate self-confidence, leadership and teamwork. First time and experienced sailors are welcome at Sail To Prevail. Our program is available to all people with disabilities and has programs designed to meet specific needs.

TechACCESS of Rhode Island
Phone: (800) 916-8324
TechACCESS of RI is a private, not for profit resource center that serves people with disabilities who are interested in assistive technology. Assistive Technology is any device which helps a person with a disability function better at home, work, school, or in the community.

VSA arts of Rhode Island
Phone: (401) 725-0247
VSA arts of Rhode Island is a statewide, nonprofit arts and education organization dedicated to providing opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to actively participate in the arts.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis
The taxis serve seventeen communities in Rhode Island, including Providence, Newport, and Woonsocket.

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