The Groden Center

The Groden Center provides a broad range of individualized services in the most normal and least restrictive settings possible.  This can range from Early Intervention to Home Based Services to residential care.

We provide supportive and safe environments for our students to learn functional skill development, communication, emotional and social development, physical and recreational skills, domestic responsibilities, community awareness, adaptive living and vocational skills.

Families are also at the core of our services, we offer loved ones the latest information and state-of-the-art strategies to care for their student.  We believe in fostering consistency of teaching strategies and interventions across all environments, expending opportunities for learning and development.

Referral Process

Local school departments, state agencies and other responsible providers can make referrals directly to the program by contacting the Admissions Office at the Center. Families, advocates and funding agencies are welcome to visit the Center to tour the program. When the Center receives all of the individual’s current records the funding agent, family and child/youth will visit the Center for an interview and screening to determine program needs. Following this review process, the Center will determine how and when it can best serve the individual, notifying the funding agent and family.

The Day Program serves children and youth between the ages of 3 and 21. The residential program serves adolescents between the ages of 12 and 21 from Rhode Island and other neighboring states. The following diagnostic criteria are a guide for referring individuals to the program:

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Serious Communication and Learning Disabilities
  • Dual-Diagnosed Cognitive and Mental Health Disorders.