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Rhode Island Regional Transition Centers

The Rhode Island Regional Transition Centers provide direct technical support, training and information on transition services to school personnel in each region and assist in the development of statewide training and information activities. The Regional Transition Centers develop an annual technical assistance plan with each public school district and organize a Transition Advisory Committee (TAC) in four regions and Providence Public Schools. The Transition Advisory Committee meets on a scheduled basis, includes a representative from each high school in the region and adult service agency representatives and is utilized as the primary communication vehicle for sharing emerging transition practices and news.

Contact the Regional Transition Center in your area or click here to download a list of the Regional Transition Centers:

Rhode Island Dept. of Education: Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports

Programs and Services:
Secondary Transition Services Information for Students

For questions about the statewide system of secondary transition services in Rhode Island, contact Jane Slade at RIDE or click here to download an information sheet about Secondary Transition Services.

Helpful Links About Transition

For students who are planning to go to college

LD on Line
The world's leading web site for Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Preparing for College
is a Rhode Island resource for students, families, and educators to help take advantage of available opportunities in higher education. This web site resource is sponsored by the RI Board of Governors for Higher Education.

is a new resource for youth with intellectual disabilities who historically have not had many chances to go to college. Opportunities are changing as individuals across the country begin to create college opportunities for these youth to reap the benefits of postsecondary education. This website will provide information and links to assist in the college experience process.

For students transitioning to the workforce

By Youth, for Youth: Employment
is a new guide written by and for youth who want to know more about finding and keeping the right job. By Youth, for Youth: Employment discusses subjects such as: what makes a job right for each young person, job search and resume development, and how to interview for a job. The publication also addresses considerations specific to youth with disabilities who must consider disability disclosure in the workplace and how to request accommodations, if needed.

Click here to download By Youth, for Youth: Employment

Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
is a resource for all Rhode Islanders seeking assistance with employment matters. Of particular interest for students are the one-stop employment centers called NetWORKri. At the NetWORKri centers students can receive assistance with seeking employment, preparing a resume, or assistance with unemployment or other worker benefits.

Guide to Accessing Employment Supports
If you qualify for services from the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) – Division of Developmental Disabilities you may find the Guide to Accessing Employment Supports from the Sherlock Center at Rhode Island College helpful.

is a national website with information about employment and youth with disabilities.