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NRIC Regional Transition Center

In order to assist Local Educational Agencies in meeting the secondary Transition requirements, the three Rhode Island Educational Collaboratives maintain four Regional Transition Centers (RTCs). These centers assist middle and high schools regionally and statewide through coordination of the four Regional Transition Coordinators.

The services provided through the RTCs include service to public, non-public and charter schools serving youth eligible under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and work in partnership with adult service agencies, higher education institutions, training programs, and parent advocacy organizations serving young adults with disabilities.
For more information, contact:

Cindy VanAvery, Director of Transition and Vocational Services
cvanavery@nric-ri.org
(401) 495-2011

Transition Advisory Committee

The members of this Committee meet monthly. The Transition Advisory Committee provides a forum for districts to become better informed about legal issues, best practices, and statewide transition activities. In addition, networking with other professionals and parent representatives allows districts to collaborate with them and share resources.

For more information, contact your Regional Transition Coordinator.

Program Structure RI Transition Council

The purpose of this council is to create a partnership among state agencies, parents, students with special needs and local education agencies (LEAs). This partnership enables students and young adults with special needs to successfully transition to adult life in their community.

Membership includes students, parents, representatives of local education agencies and the following state agencies:

  • RI Department of Education/Office of Student, Community & Academic Supports
  • RI Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals
  • RI Department of Human Services/Office of Rehabilitation Services
  • RI Office of Higher Education
  • RI Department of Children, Youth & Families
  • RI Department of Labor & Training
  • RI Department of Health

For more information, contact:

Jane Slade, State Transition Coordinator
RI Department of Education
jane.slade@ride.ri.gov
(401) 222-8350


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