Rhode Island Employment First

R.I. Employment First’s Mission

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.

RIDE Employment First Policy

Rhode Island Consent Decree

Why Employment First Matters

  • We enhance lives by creating greater opportunities for all people to advance their careers

  • We help individuals use their strengths and talents in order to increase their economic wealth

  • We help people gain a sense of accomplishment and create their own social identity

  • We help the community benefit from community employment by providing diversity and enrichment to the community

  • We promote equal opportunity within the community and decrease dependency on public funding

R.I. Employment First Partners

The Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (BHDDH)

The Department of Behavioral Health, Development Disabilities, and Hospitals has been established to serve Rhode Islanders who live with mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or a developmental disability by maintaining a system of high quality, safe, affordable, and coordinated care across the spectrum of behavioral health care services. To promote the health, safety, and well-being of all Rhode Islanders by developing policies and programs that address the issues of mental illness, addiction, recovery, and community support.

http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/

Office of Rehabilitation Services

The Office of Rehabilitation Services has a mission โ€œTo empower individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and integration into society.”

The Office of Rehabilitation Services has a strong commitment to assist students with disabilities with transition planning to adult life. ORS Counselors work with all school districts, families, and students to prepare for job training, career development, and employment opportunities after high school. ORS Counselors provide technical assistance, consultation, information, and referral services to school systems and work in close partnership with the 5 Regional Educational Collaboratives, netWORKri, and other agencies to improve transition planning.

http://www.ors.ri.gov/

Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)

RIPINโ€™s mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support, and advocacy for person/family-centered care and system change.

RIPIN is a 501(c)(3), charitable, nonprofit organization established in 1991 by a passionate group of parents of children with special needs. These parents recognized that together they could provide support through sharing essential information and helping to find the resources they needed for their loved ones. This peer model continues to be at the heart of our work and has lead RIPINโ€™s network to expand statewide. Today we have over 100 employees, most of whom have personal experience caring for a loved one with special health care or educational needs.

www.ripin.org

R.I. Secondaryย  Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed

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!

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๐Ÿ“ฃ 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:โ €
๐Ÿ”ธFinding a Career Begins with You!โ €
๐Ÿ”ธExplore and Researchโ €
๐Ÿ”ธExplore Paths, Set Goals, and Planโ €
๐Ÿ”ธPrepare for Successโ €

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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Nancy Doyle, CEO of Genius Within, discusses how language is an important tool for achieving inclusion in our workplaces, schools and communities. Read more: https://bit.ly/2TgLuG5

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the virtual ReelAbilities Film Festival Los Angeles 2020! The festival showcases new and classic films which explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. 10/16-18: https://bit.ly/34ZGBqy

CPS needs Substitute Teachers. Must hold: (1)BA from an accredited college; or(2) Associate's degree from an accredited college; or(3) Min. of 2 years college completion towards a 4 year degree. The daily rate of pay is $145/Day Contact fallondiane@coventryschools.net @RIEduJobs

Whether by mail or in person, if you are a voter with a disability, it is your right to participate in the political process this year! The @UNHIOD has compiled a list of voting resources to help you plan for this important day: https://iod.unh.edu/voting-resources

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