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Spears taking the reins at CPNRI

TINA SPEARS was recently named executive director of Community Provider Network of Rhode Island, an organization that supports more than 3,500 Rhode Islanders with...

CPNRI action week highlights need for increased pay at private agencies

PROVIDENCE – The Community Provider Network of Rhode Island will host a week of action starting March 26 at the Statehouse to seek a...

People with disabilities eager to work

With more than 6 million unfilled positions and companies reporting they are challenged to find skilled workers, job training and continuing education is more...
STORYTELLER: Chris Forte works part time at the Home Depot on Charles Street in Providence, where his responsibilities include retrieving carriages from the parking lot and assisting customers with loading heavy purchases into their cars and trucks. He enjoys telling stories and interacting with customers. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Following guide of consent decree, Rhode Island improving opportunities for mentally...

In June 2013, federal investigators filed a complaint in U.S. District Court accusing Providence and Rhode Island of segregating individuals with intellectual and developmental...

Mentally challenged adults need jobs too

In the past year the state has made strides helping residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities find appropriate jobs. That’s good news, though the...

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