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Independent Living

Rhode Island has two independent living organizations that provide information and services to disabled persons to enhance their independence.

Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL), 1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick 02889 can be reached at 738-1013 (Voice) or 738-1015 (TTY).

People Actively Reaching Independence (PARI), 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket 02860 can be reached at at 725-1966 (Voice/TTY).

The Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) in the Department of Human Services can also provide information on home modifications and assistive devices. Call 421-7005 (Voice) or 421-7016 (TTY).

TechACCESS of Rhode Island, 110 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite I, Warwick, RI 02889 enables persons with disabilities to try out computers, software, and other assistive and adaptive equipment. Call 463-0202 for an appointment or information.

Relay Rhode Island can connect hearing-impaired Rhode Islanders with various government agencies and also assist them in completing the call. Their numbers are 1-800-745-5555 (English) and 1-800-855-2884 (Spanish).

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