The Rhode Island Disability Law Center (RIDLC) is an independent nonprofit law office that is designated as Rhode Island’s federal Protection and Advocacy System. We are part of a national network created by Congress to help secure and advance the rights of people with disabilities.
Our mission is to assist Rhode Islanders with differing abilities in their efforts to achieve full inclusion in society and to exercise their civil and human rights through the provision of legal advocacy.
Our services include individual representation including litigation to protect rights or secure benefits, self-help information, education on priority legal issues, and systems change advocacy.
Supported Decision-Making Legislation: The Supported Decision-Making Act was held for further study by the House Committee on Judiciary (2019 -- H 5909) on April 3, 2019, and the Senate Committee on Judiciary (2019 -- S 0031) on April 11, 2019.
We provide information, referral, advice, and in select cases, legal representation for disability-related issues. View our Getting Help page for more information.
Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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RIDLC is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to support our work may be sent to: Executive Director, RI Disability Law Center, 275 Westminster Street, Suite 401, Providence, RI 02903. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you in advance for your support.
View our links and publications by visiting our Resources page.