Personal Assistance Support Services PASS

AccessPoint RI's History

AccessPoint RI is a non-profit human services organization established in 1965 to provide children and adults with developmental disabilities the means to lead full and productive lives.

Nearly sixty years ago, parents of adults with disabilities banded together to establish an environment to foster the learning and personal growth of their family members. Initially located in the basement of a local church, within six years, the agency had erected a building to house services for 100 children and adults with disabilities. Today, the agency continues to honor these roots, keeping its commitment to meet the needs of families through providing the highest quality of services.

Under the direction of Tracey Cunningham-Martins, President and CEO, and governed by its Board of Directors, AccessPoint now provides supportive services for more than 350 adults with developmental disabilities and children with a myriad of needs. The agency specializes in services for children and adults with cognitive, physical and medical needs, supporting each person to live to his or her fullest potential. Based in Cranston, a number of AccessPoint’s services are offered throughout Rhode Island.