Rhode Island

Transition Coordinator: 
Jane Slade

Regional Transition Coordinator
Northern RI Collaborative
640 George Washington Hwy, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865


State Transition Resources:

This general link provides access to the Cooperative Agreement with Vocational Rehabilitation.
VR Cooperative Agreement

This site offers access to a variety of forms, information and related materials that align with Indicator 13 data collection.
RI IEP and Related Forms

The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Populations has actively worked with students, parents, local school districts, and other state and local agencies to promote an effective statewide system of secondary transition services for students with disabilities. This page provides information on Secondary Transition, some of the system structures RIDE has employed to improve transition outcomes for students in Rhode Island and links to sources of information for students, parents and professionals.
RI Secondary Transition Site

Professional Development Resources:

Each of the five Regional Resource Centers for Transition can be accessed through this link.
Regional Resources for Transition

Other State Activities:

We are working with institutions of higher education to target how best to help students succeed in college, including training on study skills, time management, and organizational skills. The IHEs have been supportive and helpful in this endeavor. We are also running transition fairs throughout the state targeting students and their families. Finally, we continue to work on developing, in collaboration with Vocational Rehabilitation, our Transition Academies for students leaving high school yet requiring additional training.