Rhode Island Department of Human Services: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Rhode Island Department of Human Services: Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903-1898
(401) 277-2382 (Local)
(401) 222-1328 (Fax)
(800) 752-8088 (Toll-Free)
http://www.ors.state.ri.us

Brief Description

The purpose of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to provide eligible individuals with visual impairments the opportunities and support that will enable them to become independent, active, self-sustaining members of their communities.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Rhode Island.

Staff

Laurie Diorio, Administrator of SBVI, laurie.diorio@dhs.ri.gov
Kathleen Grygiel, Administrator, Vocational Rehabilitation, kathleen.grygiel@ors.ri.gov
Sandra Pritko, Project Director, Independent Living Services, sandy.pritko@ors.ri.gov
Ronald Racine, Associate Director, ronald.racine@dhs.ri.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Health
    • Contracts for medical diagnoses, physical restoration and treatment.

Services for Children

  • Counseling
    • Offers individual, family/parent, group counseling, casework evaluation, psychological testing, placement in training or institution, referral to community services, educational placements, vocational assessment and counseling.
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • Conducts a camp for blind/visually impaired children and teens.

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