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
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02902
East Bay Regional Transition Center
Joanne DelAngelo, Coordinator
200 Metro Center Blvd. Unit 5
Warwick, RI 02886
Northern RI Regional Transition Center
Jennifer Doucette, Coordinator
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Southern RI Regional Transition Center
Kerri Collins, Coordinator
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
R.I. Secondary Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed
“While some of the most visible efforts to continue the fight focus on changing ableist habits and attitudes, the most harmful and persistent barriers disabled people face are still distinctly structural.” - @AndrewPulrang @Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2021/06/14/fighting-ableism-is-about-much-more-than-attitudes-and-awareness/?sh=1e18237a19c0
A wonderful celebration today for our EG students at West Bay Collaborative Transition Academy. Heartfelt words about each graduate and well-deserved recognition of personal growth. So proud! @RITransition @ameyer1026 #TransitionsMatter #BrightFutures
Families Of People With IDD Rebuild Frayed Ties As Pandemic Eases https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2021/05/25/families-idd-rebuild-frayed-ties-pandemic-eases/29353/
"The technology giant said that software updates coming later this year will include changes 'designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities.’” https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2021/05/24/apple-launching-new-accessibility-features-for-those-with-disabilities/29351/
Way to go, Amy!
Family engagement is only effective when *both* educators/staff and families have the requisite skills to collaborate - the "4 Cs". Learn more at BRIDGE-RI (the Home of MTSS in RI) https://bit.ly/3eBjlny @RIPIN_RI
Brave new world!
An experimental device that turns thoughts into text has helped a man who's paralyzed to type sentences on a computer screen by imagining that he's writing letters on a sheet of paper.
Researchers say he was able to type about 90 characters per minute.
TASH's four part workshop series, "Increasing Communication Access and Improving Communication Support", starts tomorrow with workshop 1: "Communication Access: Understanding Where to Start and Taking the First Step". Learn more & register here: https://tash.org/2021-Communication-Workshop
Join TASH's four-part workshop series, "Increasing Communication Access and Improving Communication Support", Thursdays, May 13 – June 3. Learn more and register here: https://tash.org/2021-Communication-Workshop
2 R.I. doctors are trying to fill a plane with supplies for India. Here’s how you can help https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/10/metro/2-ri-doctors-are-trying-fill-plane-with-supplies-india-heres-how-you-can-help/?event=event25 via @BostonGlobe
We regret to inform you that Lou Brown, one of TASH’s co-founders, passed away on May 1, 2021. We mourn his loss, we are grateful for his vision and we honor his legacy by continuing to fight for equity, opportunity, and inclusion. https://tash.org/remembering-lou-brown/
The Regional Transition Centers are offering a 2021 College Planning Forum Virtual Series. We are offering three sessions for Students, Parents, families and any supporter interested in information to assist youth with support needs in their transition from high school.