NCI Adult In-Person Survey

Rhode Island does a survey yearly called the National Core Indicators (NCI) Adult In-Person Survey. It is a survey that gathers information from people receiving services from the Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). In January, individuals selected to participate in the survey were notified by the Sherlock Center. 

Frequently asked questions about this survey

Why does Rhode Island do this survey?
The answers we get from you and others in Rhode Island who take the survey let us know if the services you receive are helping you to have a good life. The survey also gives us gives us good information we can use to ask for more funding and better help for Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

How was I chosen?
Every year, the Sherlock Center randomly picks about 600 adults who receive services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities and asks them to take this survey with us.

What is the survey like?

  • Surveys will take place from February to June 2024. 
  • A surveyor from the Sherlock Center will schedule the survey on a time and day that works best works for you and will conduct the survey with you in person or using Zoom. 
  • You can have a family member or friend with you. 
  • We will provide an ASL Interpreter, help in a language other than English or anything else you need to understand and answer the questions. 
  • The person doing the survey will ask you about things like the services you receive, your job if you work, whether you feel you are treated fairly and know your rights, what plans are in place to support you, activities you do outside your home, the decisions you make about your life, and your health and safety.
  • Your answers to the survey questions are kept separate from your name and we will never share your name or personal information with anyone.

Why should I take this survey?
It is your decision whether to take the survey. If you do, your answers are put together with answers from others in Rhode Island to help us understand what makes people happy and what changes they want. Most importantly, we want to hear what you have to say about your supports and services because your voice matters.

What if I have questions?
You can contact Delmarie Rivera at the Sherlock Center. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Phone: 401-456-2765
TTY vi RI Relay: 800-745-5555
Spanish via RI Relay: 866-355-9214