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Support Services Division
The Support Services Division offers a variety of employment opportunities as well as a number of unique and diversified day programs for people with developmental disabilities.
The Arc of Northern Rhode Island offers a variety of facility based as well as community based vocational opportunities, designed to assess individual interests and skills, to develop basic work skills, to provide specific vocational training in selected occupational areas, e.g., food services, and to assist people in attaining supported or competitive employment. Desired outcomes include increased earned income, social integration, and personal independence.
Programs offered include:
- Facility based (sheltered) employment
- Community based employment
- Vocational Training
- Vocational Evaluation
- Pre-placement Assessment
- On-Site Evaluation Services
The Arc of Northern Rhode Island offers an extensive array of support services, available to all program participants, based upon individual needs. Services are provided by, or under the direction of, certified or licensed professionals, and are designed to enhance functional independence.
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Music Therapy
The Arc of Northern Rhode Island offers several programs designed to promote independence and quality of life for participants and their families:
- Self-Advocacy: The Arc sponsors self-advocacy groups, the purpose of which is to promote self-direction and empowerment. Monthly meetings are held under the direction of group officers and advisors.
- Respite: This program provides staff coverage to enable primary caregivers time away from daily duties/ routines. Eligibility for services will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Casework: All program participants are assigned a caseworker who oversees the provision of services as outlined in the consumer's individual support plan, and who functions as a liaison among the agency, families and community based organizations.