The RVACs assist the Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) in providing vocational career services for students with disabilities in public, private and charter schools in the state. Rhode Island continues to be unique by providing ORS Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors embedded in each school district. RVAC staff and ORS Counselors are involved in the evaluation and procurement of services for students.
Services provided include:
For more information, visit www.ors.ri.gov/Transition.html or contact:
JoAnn Nannig, Assistant Administrator for Transition
The Regional Transition Coordinators provide direct consultation to Local Educational Agencies, Charter and Private Schools, and Adult Agencies addressing areas of need including:
The Regional Transition Coordinators assist in the development and implementation of the State Transition Plan - a plan to ensure services are provided to individuals in a setting that is integrated and supports full access to the community; are selected by the beneficiary; ensure an individual’s rights of privacy, dignity and respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint; optimize autonomy and independence in making life choices; facilitate individual choice regarding services and supports, and who provides them; and are based on a person centered service plan.
The Regional Transition Coordinators also provide Professional Development activities both statewide and regionally, including:
For more information, contact:
Cindy VanAvery, Director of Transition and Vocational Services