Rhode Island Resource List

NFB of Rhode Island

Grace Pires, President
69 Fourth Street
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
NFB of Rhode Island: 401-433-2606
Email: [email protected]

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Elizabeth Frampton, President
Rhode Island Parents of Blind Children
Phone: 401-658-0516
Email: [email protected]

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Talking Books Library
Office of Library and Information Services
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5803
Librarian: Alicia Waters
Library Code: RI1A
Telephone: 401-574-9310
Fax: 401-574-9320
Email: [email protected]

Rehabilitation Services:

Rhode Island Department of Human Services
Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
40 Fountain Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-1898
Phone: 401-277-2382
Toll Free: 800-752-8088

Children's Services:

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Student, Community, and Academic Supports
J. David Sienko, Director
255 Westminster Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone: 401-222-8333
Fax: 401-222-6030
Email: [email protected]


Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
Anthony A. Antosh, Director
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
TTY: 800-745-5555
Fax: 401-456-8150
Email: [email protected]

NFB Training Centers

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)

Dan Wenzel, Executive Director
100 East 22nd Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358
Email: [email protected]

Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598
Email: [email protected]

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Email: [email protected]

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an email to [email protected].