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Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level. (AIRS HH-9000)

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Statewide Provider
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
Statewide Provider
Address:
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
Services Provided:

The services we offer help make sure everyone can reach their full potential. This may mean solving immediate challenges, like access to food or housing. Or, it may mean getting and staying healthy for life. There’s medical and dental care, behavioral health care, human services and community programs. We help children, youth, families, adults and elders. EBCAP has over 20 services. Our programs focus to improve health, social, and educational outcomes through the strengthening of parent-child relationships, evidence-based curriculum, and skill development.

Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Early Childhood Education Programs link

Parents as Teachers link

Healthy Families America link

The services provided by EBCAP include:

Head Start and Early Head Start services; Even Start;

family health and dental services;

family development case management services including social service information and referral and basic human needs;

youth programs;

the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Heating and Energy Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program (WIC); the Newport Skills Alliance; youth services; and senior services including case management, senior employment, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and the Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting).

Provider Profiles:

East Bay Community Action Program provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of RI's east bay: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown.
A number of satellite locations for WIC:
Tiverton -401-625-1364
Newport 401-619-5970
Bristol -401-253-7577

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-477-6154
Organization Name: East Bay Community Action Program
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Address:
Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI 02914
Phone: 401-477-6154
Eligibility:

Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 24, and be a Rhode Island resident to participate in the Youth Center. Additional, more in-depth services are available through our Workforce Investment Act funding if a youth meets low income guidelines and has an additional barrier (as defined by WIA). For more specific eligibility information please contact the local Youth Center.

Services Provided:

Intake and Assessment (application for service, vocational interest inventory, academic assessment)
• Job Skills (resume writing, applications, mock interviews)
• Academic Services (Pre- GED, remediation, GED)
• Contextual Learning (how academic skills apply to the world of work)
• Case Management (facilitation of services, referral to outside providers)
• Follow-up Services (tracking for status once services are complete)
• Summer Jobs Program
• Leadership Development (how adults conduct themselves in their daily lives, independent living skills)
• Job Readiness and Work Experience

Provider Profiles:

The Youth Centers provide outreach, recruitment, intake, orientation and assessment for 400 youth, 14-24 years of age, in the East Bay area. Additional components include work experience, job development and placement, work readiness, leadership development and adult mentoring. Partner agreements provide satellite offices at high schools in East Providence, Newport, Bristol, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton.

Additional locations
95 Church Street
Newport, RI 02840

401-692-2695

Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, 513 Broadway, Suite 218
Newport, RI 02840

401-602-8689

Contacts:

  • East Providence: Colleen Conley, 401-477-6154
  • Bristol-Warren:  Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695
  • Newport: Steve Dolce, 401-692-2695
  • Newport County Youth Career Specialist: Sarah Burke, 401-602-8689
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/16/2022
Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8341
Organization Name: RI Department of Education
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Address:
Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8341
Fax: 401-222-6030
Eligibility:

Membership of the committee is composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the education of children with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities maintain the majority of the Committee membership. The membership also includes individuals with disabilities, teachers, representatives of institutions of higher education, private schools, charter schools, state and local education officials, administrators of programs for children with disabilities, foster care and homelessness, vocational, community or business organizations, juvenile and adult corrections and State Child Serving Agencies.

Services Provided:
  • The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee advises the
    Commissioner and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary
    Education on:
  • Matters concerning the unmet special education needs of children with disabilities;
  • Comments publicly on any rules or regulations proposed by the State regarding the education of children with disabilities;
  • Advises the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) in developing evaluations and reporting on data;
  • Advises RIDE in developing corrective action plans to address findings identified in Federal monitoring reports under Part B of the IDEA; and
  • Advises RIDE in developing and implementing policies relating to the coordination of services for children with disabilities.
Provider Profiles:

The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee is an active voice in advocating that all students receive superior educational services enabling each student to achieve optimum success throughout their school years and into the world of adulthood.

  • RISEAC meeting agendas and minutes are posted on the SOS website: Rhode Island Secretary of StateMeetings are open to the public. Individuals who need accommodations to enable participation in a meeting are invited to submit such requests two weeks prior to the meeting date by contacting Karen. Lovett at karen.lovett@ride.ri.gov or at (401) 222-8333.


Local Special Education Advisory Committees function and operate similar to the State Advisory Committee with similar membership and purpose at a district level.
Contact the school district’s Director of Special Education for information regarding the Local Special Education Advisory Council.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/11/2022
50 Jenckes Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-728-1500
Address:
50 Jenckes Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-728-1500
Eligibility:

Students 9th - 12th admissions process link

Services Provided:

Office of Student Supports link

Lisa Fratus
Supervisor for the Office of Student Supports
401.728.1500
Ext. 261
lfratus@daviestech.org

Provider Profiles:

Our mission is to provide a challenging academic and technical education within a safe and supportive environment which ensures every industry-certified graduate is capable of pursuing higher education and becoming a productive participant in today’s workforce.

The Davies Special Education Advisory Committee (DSEAC) serves as an advocate for students with disabilities and a liaison between school administration, Board of Trustees, and families of children with special needs. If you are interested in being part of the DSEAC or would like to learn more, please contact the Office of Student Supports, 401.728.1500, ext. 304.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2021
4th Floor
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-680-4900
Organization Name: Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College
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Address:
4th Floor
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-680-4900
Eligibility:

Grades 9-12th

The RINI Middle College is an open enrollment public charter school that enrolls students from across the state of Rhode Island. As a statewide charter school, we purposefully seek to enroll a demographically diverse student body as essential to our mission of diversifying the future nursing and healthcare workforce. When RINI receives more enrollment applications than available seats, admission is determined through a blind lottery.

Services Provided:

RINI Middle College students are afforded a rigorous high school curricula, early college classes, opportunities to earn workforce certificates in health care (First Aid, CPR ,CNA, EMT), and internships/employment in RI health care facilities for exposure to the nursing profession.

Students entering the 9th grade are allowed to enroll as first year students after successfully completing their 8th grade year at another school.

Students who are successful in their first year take a combination of high school and college courses through URI, CCRI, RIC and RWU during their third and fourth years.

Provider Profiles:

The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence, opened during the summer of 2011 to educate the next generation of nurses with a focus on academic rigor, leadership development, and workforce readiness. We are the first public charter high school in the U.S. focused on the profession of nursing and the first middle college in the State of RI.

The mission of the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College is to prepare a diverse group of students to become the highly educated and professional nursing workforce of the future.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2021
Statewide Provider
RI
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Community College of Rhode Island
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Address:
RI
Services Provided:

Workforce Programs
Adult Education
Transportation Education
Career Services

Disability Services for Students

Provider Profiles:

CWCE classes are offered at 3 different CCRI campuses:


Knight Warwick Campus
40 East Ave
Warwick , RI 02886
401-825-1214


Liston Providence Campus
One Hilton St.
Providence, RI 02905
401-455-6144

Flanagan Lincoln Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-333-7070

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/12/2022
162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
Organization Name: US Department of Labor
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Address:
162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
TDD: 877-889-5627
Toll Free Phone: 800-733-5627
Eligibility:

ages 16-24

Services Provided:

Exeter Job Corps Center also offers career planning, on-the-job training, and job placement, driver's education and English language learning, along with benefits including residential housing, food service, health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance, and a clothing allowance.


At Exeter Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Provider Profiles:

Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers.

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998).

For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site. 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/31/2022
Nationwide Provider
77 Water Street, Suite 204
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646-505-1191 x122
Nationwide Provider
Address:
77 Water Street, Suite 204
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646-505-1191 x122
Fax: 646-505-1184
Service Categories:
Services Provided: The National Organization on Disability, a private, nonprofit organization is a leading resource for businesses seeking to access the talent pool of nearly 24 million working-age people with disabilities who are not employed.
NOD developed an industry-standard model to help companies recruit, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities by matching their abilities to locally available positions. In the years since, NOD has become a trusted partner to over a dozen leading brands, such as Lowe’s, Kroger, Walmart, Coca Cola, S&P Global, UPS, Starbucks.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/7/2020
Nationwide Provider
100 West 10th Street, Suite 615
Wilmington, DE 19801
Nationwide Provider
Address:
100 West 10th Street, Suite 615
Wilmington, DE 19801
Email: contact.usa@specialisterne.com
Eligibility: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and employers interested in recruiting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Services Provided:

Specialisterne is a worldwide organization that helps connect individuals with neurodivergence, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder, with employment opportunities.

Individuals can see job openings or apply for future notification.

Companies and schools can get more information about participating in Specilisterne's programs or getting training opportunities for their organization.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/14/2020