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Rhode Island Regional Transition Centers

In order to assist Local Educational Agencies in meeting the Secondary Transition requirements, the West Bay Collaborative maintains 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.

Transition Advisory Committee

Each Regional Transition Center facilitates a local transition advisory committee (TAC) comprised of special educators from each LEA (local education agency) within the region. The TAC meets monthly to share information, best practices, current information, and events happening within the region and statewide. This forum also provides networking opportunities amongst school districts and other statewide agencies (ORS, BHDDH, RIPIN, PSN).  For more information, contact your Regional Transition Coordinator.

    R.I. 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

    R.I. Transition Council Meeting Dates

    • September 25, 2019 @ West Bay Collaborative
    • December 11, 2019 @ West Bay Collaborative
    • February 2020 TBD
    • April 2020 TBD
    • June 2020 TBD

    R.I. Secondary  Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed

    Watch Forget Me Not: Inclusion in the Classroom on Tubi: https://tubitv.com/movies/697442/forget-me-not-inclusion-in-the-classroom?utm_campaign=web-sharing

    We are so excited to host an Open House showcasing the Transition Programs in @pvdschools! Join us on Thursday, January 19th, for this special event! #explorepossibilities #accessforall #transition

    Take a flight over Providence, #RhodeIsland last night as city life zips by below in this aerial timelapse. I recommend viewing on the largest screen you have!

    Read this newsletter from the University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration - 2 articles that caught our eye
    * Dismantling Myths for #Employment for Indivs w/Disabilities
    * #Transition to #Employment for Ryan in #netRI https://ici.umn.edu/news/the-new-frontline-initiative-supported-employment
    @RITransition @RIPIN_RI

    Choose Significance 👇Preparing students for their own #IEP mtg is a perfect in-school activity that can increase their potential for #PostSecondary success!
    Choose #StudentLed IEP mtgs
    Choose #Adding Value to Others
    Choose #PositiveYouthDevelopment
    @ritransition @SETransition

    We’ve had an incredible day at our Middle School #Transition Fair! Students learned about transportation, budgets, first aid, safety, career & technical opportunities in high school, and so much more! Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen! #ppsdtransition #accessforall

    @TransitionsACR 1/2 Preparing for your #IEP! Look at these infocomics frm @TransitionsACR 🎯
    Getting students to discover & take stock of their #Talents #Strengths #Passions
    https://www.umassmed.edu/TransitionsACR/publication/comic/2022/09/tea-on-ieps-part-2/
    @SEtransition @CHADD_ADHD @CECMembership @Diverse_Edu @VCU_CTI @LetsTalkLD @PTHVP @ritransition

    Teaching my 12 yo son (with Autism, Intellectual Disability, nonverbal) how to shop. Big thanks to Back to Basics in EG for a quiet & patient environment to learn ❤️

    #RITransition @AllisonLombardi @ppsdtransition CC4T Transition mid year Check & Connect @UConnNeag integrating SEL 👏🏻

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    Excited for a day of learning and planning with the @pvdschools Special Ed Team for next steps for #PPSDTransition! #explorepossibilities #transition #accessforall

    The audience at the Opening General Session, "Breaking Barriers to Inclusion through Policy, Media, and Transformative Philanthropy", with Nikki Brown-Booker, Kristin Gilger and Jennifer Longdon. https://sched.co/z6u8 #2022TASHconf

    It is with great sadness we announce that Hale Zukas has passed away. Hale Zukas was one of the founders of the Center for Independent Living. He was a Rolling Quads member and worked on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    @prisma_group_ @PerspectivesRI @TechACCESSRI @RITransition @TrudeauCenter @TheArcRI @GrodenNetwork @EasterSealsRI @RIadvocates6220 @LPRRI @rilpac @CSemonelli @TinaSpearsRI @GregoryGrecoRI @CPNRI @TedNesi @TheRhodeShow @PLEERI @RIKidsCount @GovDanMcKee

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