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Assumption College                                                CVS/Pharmacy
Lee Pearson                                                       Greg Schmidt
500 Salisbury Street                                              22 Glifton County Road
Worcester, MA 01609                                               Clifton Park, NY 12065
(508) 767-7063                                                    gjschmidt@cvs.com
lpearson@assumption.edu                                           www.cvs.com
www.assumption.edu
                                                                  CVS is seeking qualified employees with different opinions,
The Institute for Social and Rehabilitation Services at           perspectives and backgrounds to join our extensive network
Assumption College offers full-time, part-time and on-line        of stores and distribution centers in the many states where
graduate education in Rehabilitation Counseling. Courses          we operate as well as in our corporate store support center.
are offered at our main campus in Worcester, MA, or at            Whether you're just beginning a career or looking for more
our satellite program at Bristol Community College in Fall        exciting challenges, CVS has a wide variety of opportunities
River, MA. Applications are now being accepted for our            available.
on-line program, to begin in August 2007.


Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI
Jackie Giard
444 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 459-5186
jackie.giard@bcbsri.org
www.bcbsri.com

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is an equal
opportunity, affirmative action employer, offering equal
opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation
or gender identity or expression.


Department of Human Services/ORS
Monica Dzialo
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-7005
monicad@ors.ri.gov
www.ors.ri.gov

The Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) assists
businesses with their recruitment and hiring needs. ORS is
a workforce resource , with solutions for Rhode Island’s
business community. We also assist individuals with
disabilities to choose, find and keep quality jobs.




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Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island                               Job Accommodation Network
Christine Yankee                                                  Kendra Duckworth
100 Houghton Street                                               P.O. Box 6080
Providence, RI 02904                                              Morgantown, WV 26508
(401) 861-2080                                                    (800) 526-7234
cyankee@goodwillri.org                                            jan@jan.wvu.edu
www.goodwillri.org                                                www.jan.wvu.edu

Overview of programs and services provided by Goodwill            The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free,
Industries of R.I.                                                consulting service, designed to increase the employability of
                                                                  people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite
Institute for Community Inclusion / UMASS Boston                  accommodations solutions, technical assistance regarding
Melanie Jordan                                                    the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other
100 Morrissey Boulevard                                           disability related legislation, and information about self
Boston, MA 02125                                                  employment options.
(617) 287-4327
melanie.jordan@umb.edu
www.communityinclusion.org

The New England Job Development Training Program
(NEJDTP), and the New England Rehabilitation Continuing
Education Program (NERCEP), at the Institute for
Community Inclusion (ICI)/UMASS Boston, help agencies
that provide employment services to develop competencies,
knowledge, and resources to support employment for
individuals with disabilities. Our exhibit table displays
information about these programs, along with other ICI
activities. Useful career development and placement
publications will also be available. We cordially invite you to
come by and chat about ICI strategies to meet your
professional development needs.

Internal Revenue Service
Meg Chevalier
380 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 525-4153
miguelina.y.chevalier@irs.gov
www.irs.gov

The IRS will provide information about credits available for
taxpayers with disabilities, the Earned Income Tax
Credit, the Child Tax Credit, the Credit for the Elderly and
Disabled, the E-file Program and the FREE Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance Program. We will also provide
information to employers about credits they can use when
hiring people with disabilities.

We (IRS) believe in the abilities of all of our professionals
and we are committed to hiring qualified individuals at all
levels of our organization.                                                                                                  21
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   JobsInRI.com                                                       NRI Community Services
   Erin Kroll                                                         Meredith Wright
   PO Box 604                                                         PO Box 1700
   Westbrook, ME 04098                                                Woonsocket, RI 02895
   (207) 591-1206                                                     (401) 235-7105
   ekroll@jobsintheus.com                                             mwright@nricommunityservices.org
   www.jobsinri.com
                                                                      As part of our commitment to help clients become healthier
   JobsInRI.com has been the leading Internet job board for           and more self reliant, NRI Community Services (NRICS)
   local Rhode Island jobs since it first launched in 2004. With      regards work in any capacity as key to many clients’
   over 1,100 active jobs posted, 113,000 unique visits each          recovery. Our Vocational & Rehabilitation Services provide
   month and 14,000 resumes posted on the site, JobsInRI.com          the optimal level of support and supervision to assist clients
   is clearly the internet destination of choice for Rhode Island's   in acquiring and/or maintaining the necessary skills to meet
   job seekers.                                                       their employment goals. We also offer a peer support
                                                                      program, Monday Morning Industries, which employs
                                                                      clients as integral team members to provide client advocacy
                                                                      and social, cultural and recreational activities, as well as
                                                                      industry placements. MRICS is affiliated with Community
                                                                      Staffing Resources, a non-profit staffing agency for
                                                                      community based human service and home care
                                                                      organizations.


                                                                      Office of Rehabilitation Services/ATAP
                  The Rhode Island                                    Kat Burrell
                                                                      40 Fountain Street
             Regional Transition Centers                              Providence, RI 02903
             Supporting schools, families and communities             (401) 421-7005
                  in preparing students for adult life                kburrell@ors.ri.gov
                                                                      www.ors.ri.gov
 Northern RI Collaborative            West Bay Collaborative          ATAP, the Rhode Island Assistive Technology Act Project
        Jane Slade                      Therese Curran                (P.L. 105-394) is a statewide partnership of organizations
      721-0709 x103                     941-8353 x124                 and agencies, each with a targeted assistive technology
                                                                      focus, working together to provide information and improve
Providence Public Schools          Southern RI Collaborative          access to assistive technology for individuals with
       Nancy Stevenin                       Alice Woods               disabilities. ATAP works closely with other state projects
        456-9230                           295-2888 x109              related to national and regional advocacy for assistive
                                                                      technology access.
            East Bay Educational Collaborative                        The partnership includes: The Office of Rehabilitation
                      Carolyn Aspinwall
                                                                      Services, Tech Access, PARI, OSCIL, East Bay Educational
                       245-2045 x303
                                                                      Collaborative and the Sherlock Center on Disabilities. We
                                                                      also work closely with RICAT, a consumer advisory group.
                                                                      Through demonstrations, equipment loan and reutilization
                                                                      programs, a web-based equipment exchange program,
                                                                      technical assistance and training opportunities, individuals
                                                                      are able to participate more fully in their living, learning and
                                                                      working environments.
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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities                           Providence Skills Center
Mary Anne Pallack                                                 Gary Littlefield
Rhode Island College                                              31 Providence Place Mall
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue                                           Providence, RI 02903
Providence, RI 02908-1991                                         (401) 437-8885
(401) 456-8072v                                                   glittlefield@comcap.org
mpallack@ric.edu
www.sherlockcenter.org                                            The Skills Center, a cooperative program that brings
                                                                  together existing educational, employment and training
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities partners with RI      service providers in one location, offers comprehensive
state and local agencies, schools, institutions of higher         and mutually supportive services to employers and job
education, and community providers to support membership          seekers. The Skills Center serves youth and adults,
of individuals with disabilities in school, work and              including displaced and nontraditional workers, such as
community. Projects and initiatives provide training,             welfare recipients, older workers, people with
technical assistance, service, research, and information          disabilities, and recent immigrants.
sharing.
                                                                  The Skills Center targets career opportunities in the
Visit the Sherlock Center website for information on              rapidly growing service sector, including Customer
initiatives, events, publications, and to access links to local   Service and Pharmacy Technician. Participants can move
and national disability resources.                                from broad-based foundation, language, life, and
                                                                  employability skills to training for sales, management,




                                                                  Resource Partnership
                                                                  Erin Fallon
                                                                  251 W. Central Street, Suite 31
                                                                  Natick, MA 01760
                                                                  (508) 647-1722
                                                                  erin@resourcepartnership.org
                                                                  www.resourcepartnership.org

                                                                  Resource Partnership assists people with all types of
                                                                  disabilities find meaningful employment and advance
                                                                  their careers. Our Employment Specialists serve the
                                                                  Greater Boston area and are located in Boston, Belmont,
                                                                  Natick, Woburn, and Cambridge. Resource Partnership
                                                                  also helps recipients of SSI/SSDI understand how
                                                                  working affects their social security benefits, medical
                                                                  insurance and more. Our Benefits Specialists serve in the
                                                                  following Massachusetts counties: Berkshire, Franklin,
                                                                  Hampden, Hampshire, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex and
                                                                  Norfolk.




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Rhodes to Independence                                         RI Department of Labor and Training
Elaina Goldstein                                               Christine Grieco
350 Fogarty Hall, URI                                          1511 Pontiac Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881                                             Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 874-2210                                                 (401) 462-8724
elaina@uri.edu                                                 cgrieco@dlt.state.ri.us
www.rhodestoindependence.org                                   www.dlt.state.ri.us

Rhodes to Independence (RTI) was launched in 2000 when         Employers: Our professional Employer Service
the state received grants to support initiatives that would    Representatives are available to meet your needs, offering
assist people with disabilities and senior citizens to live    you recruitment assistance, wage data, job listings, local
independently. Since then, the Rhodes project has worked       and national labor market information, and specialized
toward its goal to reduce barriers to independence through     skills-testing services. Job Seekers: Our six netWORKri
systems change. RTI has brought together myriad agencies,      Centers offer you career counseling, testing, training and
advocacy groups, organizations, employers, educators,          superb job development.
legislators and other stakeholders in a collaborative entity
with the common goal of supporting people with disabilities                       All at no cost to you!
in attaining and retaining competitive employment.
                                                               RI Disability Law Center, Inc.
                                                               Anne Mulready, Esq.
                                                               349 Eddy Street
                                                               Providence, RI 02903
                                                               (401) 831-3150
                                                               amulready@ridlc.org
                                                               www.ridlc.org

                                                               The Rhode Island Disability Law Center (RIDLC) is an
                                                               independent, nonprofit corporation designated to implement
                                                               the federal Protection and Advocacy System for the State of
                                                               Rhode Island. We provide persons with disabilities free
                                                               legal assistance on various disability-related issues,
                                                               including: access to vocational rehabilitation services,
                                                               Social Security work incentives and reasonable
                                                               accommodations in the workplace. In addition to
                                                               individual representation, RIDLC provides self-help
                                                               information, educational programs, and administrative and
                                                               legislative advocacy.




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RI Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing                  Social Security Administration (SSA)
Pamela Zellner                                                 John Holder
One Capitol Hill, Ground Level                                 30 Quaker Lane
Providence, RI 02908                                           Warwick, RI 02882
(401) 222-1204                                                 (401) 822-1409
Pam2@cdhh.ri.gov                                               john.holden@ssa.gov
www.CDHH.RI.GOV                                                www.socialsecurity.gov

The Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of            Exhibit will include literature on Social Security and SSI dis-
Hearing (RI CDHH) is an advocating, coordinating, and          ability, along with work incentive information.
service providing entity committed to promoting an
environment in which the deaf and hard of hearing in
Rhode Island are afforded equal opportunity in all aspects     The COVE Center / The Groden Center, Inc.
of their lives. The RI CDHH develops policy; initiates and     Rick Spenser
lobbies for favorable legislation; fosters cooperation and     610 Manton Avenue
awareness among state agencies and community                   Providence, RI 02909
organizations; and educates and advises consumers, state       (401) 751-0459
agencies, and employers about Americans with                   rspencer@covecenter.org
Disabilities Act (ADA) rights to equal access. The RI          www.covecenter.org
CDHH also provides direct services in its Sign Language
Interpreter Referral Service, a lending library of books and   The COVE Center, Inc., a member of the Groden Corpora-
videotapes, and as a clearing house of information and         tions, has provided vocational, educational, recreational and
referral on all topics related to hearing loss.                residential services for adults with developmental and behav-
                                                               ioral disabilities since 1985. The Center emphasizes the indi-
                                                               vidual's role in making choices and controlling the direction of
Salve Regina University                                        his/her own life to the fullest extent possible. Stress reduction
Dr. Dimity J. Peter                                            and self-control strategies are key to our clients' success in
100 Ochre Point Avenue                                         whatever direction they choose, and are central themes of all
Newport, RI 02840                                              that we do. We are honored to be a part of the Partnerships to
(401) 341-2338                                                 Employment Conference.
dimity.peter@salve.edu
www.salve.edu

The graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling at
Salve Regina operates under the premise that all
individuals, including those with disabilities, are vital
resources for the betterment of society. This program
prepares professional counselors to assist disabled
individuals achieve employment, independent living and
inclusion in society. It is nationally accredited by the
Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Graduates
are eligible for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
(CRC) exam. Coursework is offered at the Newport
campus and our Pawtucket, RI site. A national and
regional shortage of rehabilitation counselors has
increased career opportunities in this field.




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