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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

Rhode Island Chapter
Iraida Williams, President
20 Maribeth Drive
Johnston, RI 02919-5229
Email: riagbell@yahoo.com
Web site: www.riagbell.org

Summary: The Rhode Island Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is the Rhode Island state chapter of a national organization supporting the development and use of aural/oral communication in deaf and hard of hearing individuals.


Alumni Association of Rhode Island School for the Deaf

c/o Nancy Vinacco, President
RI School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908

Summary: The Alumni Association of Rhode Island School for the Deaf preserves the influence and prestige of the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, promotes closer ties between school and the alumni: scholarship fund to the Rhode Island School for the Deaf students.


Hearing Loss Association of Rhode Island (HLA-RI)

Tina Thompson and Ed Rawlings, Co-Coordinators
Sargent Rehabilitation Center

800 Quaker Lane
Warwick, RI 02818
(401) 886-6600 Voice/TTY
Email: CThom27062@aol.com
Download HLA-RI brochure PDF Document

Summary: Sargent Chapter, local affiliate of the Hearing Loss Association of America dedicated to the well-being of people of all ages and communication styles who do not hear well; holds monthly meetings designed so that participants can share social and communication experiences with one another.


Rhode Island Deaf Senior Citizens (RIDSC)

Carole Ronan, President
Silver Lake Annex Community Center

529 Plainfield Street
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 944-8300 Voice
Email: ronan.carole2@gmail.com
Videophone: 401-354-7511

Donna Rodriques, Secretary
Email: blueangelanna@verizon.net

Summary: Rhode Island Deaf Senior Citizens. provides exists for the mutual association and social enjoyment of it members. The organization will support measures to better their condition and standing in society at large; and to strengthen their union and fellowship.


Providence Deaf Club

Allen E. Bradley, President
44 Owens Street
Warwick, RI 02889
Email: Boxerali97@aol.com


Rhode Island Association of the Deaf, Inc. (RIAD)

Jeannie Desmarais-Valdez, Interim President
P.O. Box 40853
Providence, RI 02940-0853
Email: riadprez@gmail.com
Web site: www.riadeaf.blogspot.com

Summary: The Mission of the Rhode Island Association of the Deaf is to advocate and facilitate changes in the quality of life for the Rhode Island Deaf community by working to improve awareness, conditions, and opportunities in these aspects of life: Civic, Economic, Social, Academic and Recreational.


Rhode Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RIRID)

Mary Ellen Breen, President
PO BOX 20056
Cranston, RI 02920
Email: Ririd_us@yahoo.com
Web site: www.ririd.org

Summary: The Rhode Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf provides international, national, state, and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the profession of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.


Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (RISHA)

Ellen Connery, President
P.O. Box 9241
Providence, RI 02940
(401) 455-7472
Email: Ellenconnery@verizon.net or Econnery@skschools.net
Web site: www.risha.info

Summary: The Rhode Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a professional non-profit organization of Speech-Language Pathologists and audiologists. Our members work in schools, medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, early intervention programs, private practice, and universities, serving people of all ages who have communication disorders. Our membership is also open to interested professionals in related fields and students in communication disorders.