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Mission & History

Our mission is simple, we seek to serve our  local communities and to make them a better place through education.  Our goal is to identify those in need and to give them and their children a voice in their educational journey.  We live our mission and accomplish our goals by holding true to ourough our core values.


Our Mission

  • To protect the educational rights of disadvantaged youth and children with disabilities.

Our Purpose

  • To ensure that all disadvantaged youth and children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education that meets their unique individual needs protected by state and federal law.
  • To foster academic progress and growth where children may previously have known only failure and frustration.
  • To help children discover their strengths so that, they can lead more fulfilling lives and make the transition to adulthood smoothly.

We have been a vital part of our community for a number of years. We were founded to serve a growing segment of our community in need of inaccessible services. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission possible. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: bring services to those in need.


About Us

Rhode Island Advocacy for Children is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization Founded by Parents of Children with Special Needs. 

Facing the challenges of advocating for a child is overwhelming, stressful and filled with questions. Where do I turn for help?  What should be addressed at a school meeting?  What if I don’t agree with the school team?  How do I know exactly what to ask for?  How do I even begin to ask the school for an IEP or 504 Plan?

We are here to help parents and caregivers get the correct information and educational advocacy assistance they need.  Our assistance often enables them to effectively present their concerns to the school system and to receive the supports and services their children are entitled to through Federal Law and State Regulations in public school.