Rhode Island Disability Law Center

275 Westminster Street
Providence, RI - 02903
Phone Number: (401) 831-3150
Fax Number: (401) 274-5568



Rhode Island Disability Law Center is the federally funded, independent, nonprofit law office designated as the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for Rhode Islanders with disabilities. As a P&A agency, our job is to promote the civil rights of individuals with disabilities by providing individual representation, advocating for systems change, and reviewing abuse and neglect investigations.


If you are a person with a disability in Rhode Island and are experiencing a disability-related legal problem, you may call our intake staff at 401-831-3150. Services provided include information, referral, advice and in select cases, legal representation. There is no fee for our service. Intake staff is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The information obtained by the intake advocate will be reviewed to determine if your issue falls within our current priorities. If we are able to investigate your issue, you will receive a letter and your file will be turned over to an attorney who will be in contact with you. Please note that when you call it is not automatic that we will be able to help you. We are committed to providing assistance, but demand for our services often exceeds the availability of our resources. Cases must therefore be selected based upon our priority areas, which help us manage our limited resources and staff.


Mission Statement: Our mission is to assist Rhode Islanders with differing abilities in their efforts to achieve full inclusion in society and to exercise their civil and human rights through the provision of legal advocacy.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

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2021-02-12 19:34:12

I am interested in speaking with someone next week about matter involving our child. She is 11 years old and has multiple diagnosis. We live in North Kingstown and despite our efforts to provide the town with multiple outside evaluations they are doing everything to not provide services. As a veteran educator I am frustrated watching my child's emotional health suffer at the hands of a district who is clearly allowing her to fail. Further, they have been grossly out of compliance with her existing 504 plan in multiple ways for 2 years. Many years ago I took a class with David Kane and to my knowledge he is part of your organization. If Mr. Kane or someone would call me it would be greatly appreciated. Currently, I am drowning in a sea of documentation that I'm not sure is useful or useless.

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