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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

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    One last #TransitionTip post on the theme of engaging families in transition planning!

    Families play an important role in promoting self-advocacy in students with disabilities. Consider the following suggestions to further engage families in the transition planning process.

    Come join our transition team!!!

    💯 "let them drive the IEP." ~ @leeannjung
    Pls check out our @SIPInclusion The SpecialEDge newsletter - below is an article on #StudentLedIEP mtgs - Table of Contents Article #4. https://www.sipinclusion.org/2022/06/13/the-special-edge-newsletter-spring-2022/
    @JSIiams @tn_transition @DCDT_CEC @RITransition @parentcenterhub @FACTOregon https://twitter.com/leeannjung/status/1561329848697716740

    Lee Ann Jung, PhD @leeannjung

    So many times we make guesses at what is going to work for a student when planning the IEP. Involve the student and ask them. Let them drive the IEP. #LeadInclusion. #SpedChat

    We’re feeling extra optimistic after tonite! We welcomed the Class of 2026 with an impressive turnout of students, families, & mentors! We had quite the night- from DJ O, to the rock wall, the yummy food, & the fantastic representation of our student activities. #wwhswizardpride

    #Determined #IMDsummit

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    Thank you to the ENTIRE @RISenate for its support of long-term rate reform for providers of services to people with disabilities.

    This legislation is gaining bipartisan support because it impacts thousands of Rhode Islanders.

    Let’s pass S2311 this session.

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