Resources for Students
Students with disabilities are partners in their own academic success. They respond to the same expectations and assume the same responsibilities as their non-disabled peers, albeit WITH the support of Disability Services for Students and reasonable accommodations. Listed below are campus and off-campus resources for students:
Paid Internships for Students with Disabilities at NASA
Students can apply for summer 2014 internships; the deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 14, 2014. See One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI): NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at http://intern.nasa.gov/.
Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities - external website
Resources at the University of Rhode Island
- Office of Admissions, Newman Hall, 14 Upper College Road. 401-874-7100
- Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, Lower College Road. 401-874-2101
- Enrollment Services, Green Hall. 401-874-2816
- Financial AidGreen Hall. 401-874-2314
- New Student Orientation 401-874-5505
- University College 1st Floor, Rooselvelt Hall. 401-874-2993
- The Counseling Center 2nd Floor, Roosevelt Hall. 401-874-2288
- Career Services 2nd Floor, Roosevelt Hall. 401-874-2311
- Academic Enhancement Center 4th Floor, Roosevelt Hall. 401-874-2367
- Writing Center 4th Floor, Roosevelt Hall. 401- 874-4690
- Health Services Butterfield Road. 401-874-2675
- Women's Center 22 Upper College Road. 401-874-2097
Community Resources in Rhode Island
- ·Rhode Island Relay Service, 1-800-745-6575(V) OR 1-800-745-5555(TT)
- ·Disability Resources in Rhode Island
- ·Office of Rehabilitative Services (ORS), 40 Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02903 1-401- 421-7005(V); OR 1-401-421-7016(TT)
- ·RI Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, One Capitol Hill, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI 02908 1-401-222-1204 (V); OR 1-401-222-1205(TT)
- ·RI Governor's Commission on Disability, 555 Valley Street #51, Providence, RI 02908 1-401-222-3731(V); OR 1-401-222-3701(TT)
- ·RI State Department of Health, Three Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908 1-401-222-2231(V); OR 1-800-745-5555(TT)
- ·Amtrak Train Station at Kingston RI (2 miles from Campus)
- ·Kingston Connection (run by RIPTA Provides Campus Shuttle and bus transportation to points in Wakefield, RI and the Kingston Train Station.
- ·RIPTA (RI Public Transportation)
Related Resources at the University of Rhode Island:
Survival Strategies and Study Skills
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Being a full-time student is like having a full-time job - about 40 hours per week.
- Read the syllabus for each class every day - make sure you are keeping up daily.
- Get a good academic planner. Keep a careful daily plan with due dates, exam dates and to-do lists.
- Review and re-write your class notes after every class.
- Talk to your professor during office hours if you have ANY questions about course content.
- Seek out learning specialists and tutors at the Academic Enhancement Center 4th Floor, Roosevelt Hall. 401-874-2367
- If you have any questions or problems - seek out your support counselor at Disability Services for Students - we can help you troubleshoot problems and find resources.
Other helpful resources are
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP): For students (and veteran students) with disabilities.
Students with disabilities who have a GPA of 2.8 or higher may explore internship and employment opportunities with federal government and private sector agencies.
Student Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Workforce Recruitment Program