Division of Developmental Disabilities
6 Harrington Road Cranston, RI 02920
Tel: 401-462-3421; Fax: 401-462-2558
The Division is responsible for planning, providing and administering a community system of services/ supports for adults with developmental disabilities in Rhode Island by enhancing the quality of support/services so that people with disabilities can identify and move toward personal futures of inclusion and participation in community life; safeguarding the health and safety of people with disabilities through quality management activities that promote human rights and protect people from abuse; and ensuring equitable access to and allocation of available resources in order to be responsive to the individual needs of the person.
The Division funds a statewide network of community services/support for adults with developmental disabilities by contracting with a variety of community provider agencies. These services are both privately operated and publicly operated. Every individual with developmental disabilities is encouraged to direct the funding available to them to meet their need for support. Funding is available in three board categories: Residential Services, Day/Employment Services and Family Supports.