Meet Our Staff

Rhode Island Department of Education

Jane Slade, MA, CRC
State Transition Coordinator
Education Specialist/Secondary Transition
Office of Student, Community, and Academic Supports

email: Jane.Slade@ride.ri.gov
phone: 401-222-8350
fax: 401-222-6030

255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02902

East Bay Regional Transition Center
Joanne DelAngelo, Coordinator
200 Metro Center Blvd. Unit 5
Warwick, RI 02886
phone: 401-862-4133
email: jdelangelo@fedcap.org

Northern RI Regional Transition Center
Jennifer Doucette, Coordinator
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
phone: 401-465-2466
email: jdoucette@westbaycollaborative.org

 

Southern RI Regional Transition Center
Kerri Collins, Coordinator
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
phone: 401-481-5161
email: kcollins@westbaycollaborative.org

West Bay Regional Transition Center
Therese Curran, Coordinator
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
phone: 401-941-8353 x124
fax: 401-941-8535
email: tcurran@westbaycollaborative.org

R.I. Secondary  Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed

FREE MAPS training 1/29 9-10:30 CST. Hosted by Midwest Inclusive PSE Alliance. PSE programs-this one's for you (K-12 folks are welcome, too) Register today! https://bit.ly/3oJpxOb Questions? Interested in hosting your own training? Email us transitionmaps@gmail.com
#LetsMAP

Hybrid teaching (in-person and virtual at the same time) is like one of those shows where mid speech the actor talks directly to the camera to make sure everyone at home is following along.

Registration is closing soon for the #ATCNE Session: Tele-engagement for Individuals Using AAC, being held on January 18, 2021 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (EST). Visit the ATCNE website for more information and to register! https://www.assistivetechnologyconference.com/2020-presentations/

Meet InReturn Strategies, a start-up intent on unlocking the value of America’s disabled workforce https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/05/inreturn-strategies-inclusion-disability/?tid=ss_tw

Here are a few goals to choose from for people with disabilities interested in committing to some useful self-improvement in the new year. Here are five ideas to consider:

https://bit.ly/2XloLuO

A new app allows teachers to use their iPhone or iPad as an overhead camera on Zoom https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/6/22217200/overviewer-app-teachers-overhead-camera-iphone-zoom

"In order to improve working conditions for the disabled community, employers must begin 2021 with a plan for improving and creating more diverse and accessible workplaces."
https://bit.ly/3536vui

Meet #EllieGoldstein, the cover star for Allure's The Beauty of Accessibility series. At just 18, she's modeled in many campaigns, most notably for #GucciBeauty L'Obscur mascara. Read about her journey and where she sees herself in 10 years: https://www.allure.com/story/ellie-goldstein-model-cover-interview

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.
https://bit.ly/3euWlpZ

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

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