Rhode Island Secondary Transition and Employment First

Welcome to Rhode Island Secondary Transition and Employment First

In order to assist Local Educational Agencies in meeting the Secondary Transition requirements, the Rhode Island Department of Education supports four Regional Transition Centers throughout the state. 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.

Rhode Island Employment First

Rhode Island Employment First was founded on the beliefs that everyone can work and everyone has the right to earn a living wage at a job that fits their talents, skills, and interests. We want all people – regardless of ability – to be able to achieve their personal dreams of success and earn the respect they deserve.

Rhode Island Employment First supports and promotes practices in local education agencies and with partner agencies that support students with intellectual/developmental disabilities in exiting the public education system to post-secondary education, training, and/or work in integrated settings.

R.I. Secondary  Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed

This collection is going to enable historians and scholars to document the shift from a time when people with disabilities were seen as objects of charity needing medical supervision to people who were taking control of decisions affecting their own lives.
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We're back with day 3 of the Conference!

Watch today's Q&A at 3:00pm about community participation.

On-demand webinars
Pathways to Adult Services Part 2: https://youtu.be/QYpZ_pfM68I
ABLE Act and Able Accounts: https://youtu.be/5cfFFLqYwMM

For more information: https://ripin.org/11th-annual-transition-to-adulthood-conference/

Shifting to #RemoteLearning has posed additional challenges for #K12 students with disabilities. Assistive technology can help teachers help these students. via @EdTech_K12 https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2020/11/how-assistive-technology-supporting-students-through-pandemic

A beautiful testament to the power of perseverance, having a vision, and focusing on what people with disabilities CAN do.

Chris Nikic, You Are an Ironman. And Your Journey Is Remarkable. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/16/sports/ironman-triathlon-down-syndrome.html?smid=tw-share

3 Models Underlying Assumptions About Disability | Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/disability-is-diversity/202011/3-models-underlying-assumptions-about-disability

Autism in the Workplace: Why Accommodations Need to Be Fluid | The Mighty https://themighty.com/2020/11/autism-workplace-accommodations/?utm_source=engagement_bar&utm_campaign=post_feed.story_card_full.mobile_fixed_engagement_bar&utm_medium=email

5 Models for Making the Most Out of Hybrid Learning http://www.spencerauthor.com/?p=63319 via @spencerideas
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We're just a week away from our 11th Annual Transition to Adulthood Week.

Get information to help your child transition to adulthood.

Find out more: https://ripin.org/11th-annual-transition-to-adulthood-conference/

11th Annual Transition to Adulthood Conference https://ripin.org/11th-annual-transition-to-adulthood-conference/

Yesterday, we released our latest report on #equity -- why it matters, and how we *must* include students, families + community to actually achieve equity in education.

Thank you Paige for leading a dynamic presentation and discussion!

#SCLChat #edchatRI @NellieMaeEdFdn

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📣 Have you heard our latest course announcement?

We have a student course launching soon: Get Ready for Your Career!

The lesson of the course are:⠀
🔸Finding a Career Begins with You!⠀
🔸Explore and Research⠀
🔸Explore Paths, Set Goals, and Plan⠀
🔸Prepare for Success⠀

Students have experienced collective trauma on a global scale throughout 2020. Our free Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit is designed to equip educators & mental health professionals with practical yoga & mindfulness tools to help address symptoms of trauma in children & teens.

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