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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

    Great 6 min video sharing #inclusiveU at @SyracuseU A #TPSID college program for Youth with DD/ID. The video highlights 3 trailblazers! 👈 @PodcastBorn @RITransition @TransitionDisc1 @IELconnects @think_inclusive @thinkcollegeICI https://youtu.be/YUyTR4T4jU0

    Looking forward to this @VADCDT TownHall Today at 4 pm ET on Fostering Student Led IEPs 💯#selfdetermination is the ticket! Register below! @RITransition @AbbyHughesSPED @ImpactParents @PodcastBorn @Momvocatemills @SPANadvocacy @GAB__on @GAB__on @IELconnects @ncldorg @jdriffill04 https://twitter.com/vadcdt/status/1468535984254078981

    VADCDT@vadcdt

    Today is the day! We hope you are registered! If you missed this opportunity, we will have another town hall in January. More info will be shared next week. #VADCDT #Transition #JoinVADCDT

    Want a great job? Great program! 🙂

    https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/All/c4afbeed-a277-4d5f-9708-13347f1e8248/West-Bay-Collaborative

    This series is being recorded. To register, go to http://drri.org for Supported Decision Making. Next session focuses on ORS. https://youtu.be/nOgfKmz9PPg

    NTACT:C's website hosts resources to support improved outcomes for all students and youth with disabilities. Use the link below to read "Decreasing Dropout Rates for Minority Male Youth with Disabilities from Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Backgrounds"
    https://bit.ly/3mVVLHv

    Finally can in the mail! Can’t wait to read it this long overdue examination of BRI / Judge Rotenberg Center. How can this STILL be happening? 🤬

    Congratulations to SHOWCASE Cinemas High School Team of the Week: Prout Girls Volleyball
    LISTEN for the announcement about the Crusaders on @Hot106, @92profm & @Lite105Radio
    #ShowcaseTOW
    Nominate a team at: http://riil.org/page/3309
    @ShowcaseUS

    Communication difficulties, such as the inability to communicate effectively and appropriately with others, can be accommodated in various ways. Read Communication Difficulties in the Workplace - https://AskJAN.org/articles/Communication-Difficulties-in-the-Workplace.cfm

    Beautiful 3 min video sharing the #employmentsuccess of a #ProjectSearchIntern - Btw gaining #employment & obtaining his #driversLicense, no goal is out of reach. Thx for sharing @RITransition 👊@DelawareDVR @DE_SCPD @DEDeptofEd @wibpdd @TransitionDisc1 @parentcenterhub @VCU_CTI https://twitter.com/RITransition/status/1454073176460255249

    RI Transition@RITransition

    DHS’ ORS is Changing Lives Through Project Search https://youtu.be/WR0_HE3MGUw via @YouTube

    Yes @BrookesPubCo ! #studentled #IEP mtgs also increases student engagement in their own learning! This will impact IDEA Indicators 1 & 2. We ♥️ this #BestPractice #Transitionmindset starts on Day 1! #selfdetermination @RITransition @melissacfreyre @MindShiftKQED https://twitter.com/BrookesPubCo/status/1454176219205881859

    Brookes Publishing@BrookesPubCo

    6 reasons to involve students with disabilities in their own transition planning.

    #FreeOfChoice means developing #SelfDetermination everyday! #choicemaking is a gr8 place 2 practice from Day 1 because of @RITransition tweet 👇 "What if someone else made a different choice for you - how would you feel?" Reminds me of the quote from @DerekNord_ @NationalAPSE https://twitter.com/RITransition/status/1455898586990977025

    RI Transition@RITransition

    #FREEDOMOFCHOICE Where is control important to you?

    #SelfDetermination & #transitionmindset is a Pre-K-12th continuum of #highexpectations! @DerekNord_ shares why we need 2 develop #selfadvocacy skills in our kids! R #CapacityBuilding is Job 1! 👊💯 @RITransition @PodcastBorn @VCU_CTI @Patrykschw1 @AllisonLombardi @NationalAPSE https://twitter.com/RITransition/status/1455898586990977025

    RI Transition@RITransition

    #FREEDOMOFCHOICE Where is control important to you?

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