Title: Descriptive info: Directions to PARI.. PARI.. Independence Square.. Pawtucket, Rhode Island.. 401-725-1966 V/TTY.. Route 95 North from Providence:.. · Take Exit 28, (Route 114/School St.. ).. · At end of ramp, bear right.. · Follow past 4 lights for 1 mile to the fork.. · Bear left at the fork.. · At the next light, ... 2/10 of a mile on your right.. Route 95 South from Boston:.. · Take Exit 27, (Routes 1 & 15 // North Providence/Pawtucket).. · At lights, turn left.. · At second light, turn left again.. · At the second light, bear right.. · Follow past 3 lights for 1 mile to the fork..
Title: The Four Core Programs Descriptive info: The Four Core Programs.. Advocacy.. |.. Information Referral.. Peer Support.. Independent Living Skills Training.. Several types of advocacy services are offered at PARI, individual advocacy is done on behalf of a single person.. Systemic advocacy involves defending, or supporting a particular position of benefit to a group or class of people (e.. g.. people with disabilities).. Self advocacy supports and enhances a consumer's ability to be assertive when faced with obstacles in pursuit of independent living goals.. At PARI, consumers are empowered through education of advocacy methods and encouraged to take directing roles in advocating for their own issues as well as the issues of others.. PARI trains consumers how to contact public officials and present their issues in writing, over the telephone, and by appointment.. PARI keeps consumers up-to-date about their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing laws, and other legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.. Additionally, PARI provides access on the center's computer system and network to the latest news, amendments, and legislation concerning people with disabilities on the state and national level -- sometimes even before it is published! To encourage and facilitate self advocacy, PARI maintains addresses and phone numbers of state and federal public officials and educational materials regarding effective letter writing, phone calls, and other forms of communication.. PARI provides disability and community ... people with disabilities.. This database is available on a UNIX system at workstations throughout the center and on the Disabled Individuals Movement for Equality Network (DIMENET) computer network/bulletin board system, of which PARI is a local site.. Additionally, PARI operates and maintains a library of independent living resources (books, magazines, audio tapes, video tapes, brochures, etc.. ) available for examination at the center or for loan.. Peer support.. is information, one-on-one peer mentoring, and group interactions helping people with disabilities develop mutual support, assistance, and understanding.. PARI provides peer support in a consumer-directed manner over the telephone, in person when a consumer visits the center, or by visiting the consumer at his or her living site if necessary.. PARI staff and volunteers have been trained in the philosophies and practices of independent living (IL) and communicate IL strategies to consumers in peer support interactions.. Independent Living Skills Training.. - information and educational programming provided to a consumer or group of consumers with the intent to develop or increase skills, knowledge, or abilities needed to live more independently.. PARI's goal for IL skills training is to develop and implement an educational program to provide instructions on skills needed to accomplish the daily tasks of independent living.. This program will also provide persons with disabilities information and linkage with community resources and services needed to gain access to the community..
Title: Descriptive info: PARI Equipment Reuse Program.. Given the high cost of new adaptive equipment, PARI, a resource for independent living, has come up with an alternative for the consumer.. PARI's Affordable Adaptive Technology (PAAT) Program is an effort to provide any person of limited means with the necessary equipment he or she would otherwise be unable to obtain.. Used equipment is donated to PARI; we restore it to useful condition; modify and/or adapt it as needed; and then offer the recycled product at a reasonable cost to the consumer/ family member or the community.. From slideboards to walking aids, wheelchairs to shower/commodes (plus almost anything and everything in between), we ... of equipment that we are unable to store on location here at PARI.. We do recognize, however, that outdoor wheelchair lifts, ramps, hospital beds and the like are needed and necessary equipment.. As a result, we have a referral system whereby we put the consumer directly in touch with the donor.. PAAT's inventory often includes:.. Wheelchairs, walkers, quad canes, forearm/platform/auxiliary crutches, lap board, slide boars, tub transfer chairs, Geri chairs, bedside tables, commode frames, shower chairs, bathroom safety equipment and hearing aids.. We are committed to making this program bigger and better.. With your help, we can make needed equipment available to individuals with disabilities throughout Rhode Island..