Rhode Island Department of
Behavioral Healthcare,
Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals
Division of Developmental Disabilities
Community Newsletter
New DD Director Message and
Community Forums
A Message from Kerri Zanchi
It is with great optimism and excitement that I return to Rhode Island through this opportunity to contribute to the services of the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

I am eager to quickly get to work to support the division and the community in its shared vision for quality services that advance independence, integration, and self-determination.

I am also committed to strengthening community partnerships and look forward to learning from each other!    

Kerri Zanchi
Director, Developmental Disabilities Division  

Hope You Will Join Us!

There will be two community forums* in February:

  • The first forum is for self-directed individuals and their families 
  • The second forum is the DD quarterly forum for individuals and families

New DD Director Kerri Zanchi will attend both forums and is looking forward to meeting those who attend.

Please save the following dates and times:

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 – Self-Directed Individuals/Families Forum from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Cranston Senior Center, 1070 Cranston Street, Cranston. Please click here for the Self-Directed Forum agenda.

  • Thursday, February 9, 2017 – Quarterly DD Community Forum from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the
    North Providence Senior Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd, North Providence. Please click here for the Quarterly DD Forum agenda.

*These meetings are accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Please call Tracey Cunningham
401.462.3857 or by email at Tracey.cunningham@bhddh.ri.gov before Monday, January 30th, if you or someone you know, needs:

  • Interpreter services for the hearing impaired
  • Spanish translation
  • Other accommodations
RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals
(401) 462-3201

Questions about -

Authorizations:  (401) 462-1833

Transportation issues:  (401) 462-3231

Services(401) 462-3421