Special Education/Schools

Programs that provide educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and/or support services for exceptional children, youth and/or adults who need appropriately modified curricula, teaching methodologies and instructional materials in order to learn. Services may include the development, in partnership with the child's parents, of an individualized educational plan to meet the child's needs and the implementation and review at least annually of each child's plan to determine progress and future needs. (AIRS HH-8000)

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Statewide

116 Long Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-1540
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Organization Name: Thrive Behavioral Health
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Address: 116 Long Street
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-1540
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Eligibility: Students with Behavioral/Emotional disabilities that impede their progress in public school. ages 5-18
Services Provided: Masters-level clinicians and behavior specialists provide daily group therapy to students, as well as weekly individual therapy, and art and play therapy.
A child psychiatrist is on staff to provide evaluation services and medication management if necessary. Additionally, consulting psychologists, speech and language therapists, and occupational therapists provide services to students as individually required.
Provider Profiles: The Briggs School is committed to quality education for all students and provides extended academic instruction through a 225-day school year. With a two to one, student to staff ratio, and a maximum school capacity of 40 children, Briggs students are ensured the personal attention needed to capitalize on their strengths and abilities and to improve their underdeveloped skills.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/19/2019

Central Falls, RI

325 Cowden Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-721-0964
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Address: 325 Cowden Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-721-0964
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Eligibility: The Segue Institute for Learning is a public charter school open to Central Falls students from sixth to eighth grade seeking enrollment. By Rhode Island Law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to the Segue Institute for Learning by lottery. The lottery determines which applicants are enrolled for the following school year. In Rhode Island, all charter schools must reflect the demographics of the districts within which they are located. Grade Expansion to include 3-8 grades starting school year 2018-19.
Services Provided: At the Segue Institute for Learning, we offer a robust curriculum featuring ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities.
Mrs. Lisa Medeiros – Coordinator of Individual Needs Email: Lisa.Medeiros@segueifl.org
Provider Profiles: We’re a community-based charter school proudly serving students in grades 6th to 8th from the City of Central Falls. Founded and created in 2006 as an on-going neighborhood mobilization movement, our beloved school is dedicated to engaging all facets of the community. Segue Institute will be expanding grades served.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/21/2018

Chepachet, RI

63 Harmony Hill Road
Chepachet, RI 02814
Phone: 401-949-0690
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Organization Name: Harmony Hill School
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Address: 63 Harmony Hill Road
Chepachet, RI 02814
Phone: 401-949-0690
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Services Provided: Harmony Hill School (HHS) provides an array of services to biological males ages 13-18 who require residential treatment. HHS also provides a Day treatment program for biological males ages 8-18 who are in grades k-12 and require regular or special education.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018

Coventry, RI

2 St. Vincent DePaul
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-615-2600
Organization Name: The Groden Network
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Address: 2 St. Vincent DePaul
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-615-2600
Eligibility: Local school departments, state agencies and other responsible providers can make referrals directly to the program by contacting the Admissions Office at the Center. Families, advocates and funding agencies are welcome to visit the Center to tour the program. When the Center receives all of the individual’s current records the funding agent, family and child/youth will visit the Center for an interview and screening to determine program needs.
Services Provided: Groden Center South provide a broad range of individualized services in the most normal and least restrictive settings possible. Instruction is provided in functional skill development, communication, emotional and social development, physical and recreational skills, domestic responsibilities, community awareness, adaptive living skill and vocational education.
Provider Profiles: The Groden Network’s mission is to support children and adults with autism, and other developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges to lead productive, dignified and satisfying lives by:

Providing the most effective educational, therapeutic, and other habilitative services;
Advancing knowledge and best practices through research, education and training;
Involving, educating, and supporting families in caring and advocating for their children.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/6/2019
75 Centre of New England Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-615-2775
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Organization Name: J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
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Address: 75 Centre of New England Blvd
Coventry, RI 02816
Phone: 401-615-2775
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Provider Profiles: Pathways Strategic Teaching Center is a comprehensive education and treatment program servicing children with autism and related disorders. Founded in 1998 through a collaborative effort between Trudeau and local parents of children with autism, Pathways is committed to utilizing scientifically validated teaching strategies to improve the lives of children with autism and their families.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018

Cranston, RI

665 Dyer Avenue
Cranston, RI 02902
Phone: 401-942-2388
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Organization Name: AccessPoint Rhode Island
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Address: 665 Dyer Avenue
Cranston, RI 02902
Phone: 401-942-2388
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Services Provided: Inclusive early childhood program
Special education grade school
Provider Profiles: Cornerstone is a small, year-round private special education school that includes an integrated early childhood program and grade school program.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2019

Cumberland, RI

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Headquarters
7 Fatima Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: 401-871-6259
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Organization Name: Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
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Address: Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy Headquarters
7 Fatima Drive
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: 401-871-6259
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Eligibility: Students K-9th from Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln and Pawtucket
Provider Profiles: "To prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond."

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy is an intentionally diverse, tuition-free network of public charter schools that serves students by lottery from four communities—Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, and Pawtucket.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/27/2017

East Greenwich, RI

800 Quaker lane
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-6600
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Address: 800 Quaker lane
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-6600
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Services Provided: The Pediatric Program offers a fully certified Day School for children 3 to 21 years who are struggling with severe learning disabilities often related to neurological impairment, such as autism and seizure disorders.
Provider Profiles: The Pediatric Program offers a fully certified Day School for children 3 to 21 years who are struggling with severe learning disabilities often related to neurological impairment, such as autism and seizure disorders. It combines medical rehabilitation with educational expertise to help children make progress in academics and life skills. The Pediatric Program also offers comprehensive evaluation services as well as individual and group outpatient services to improve language and motor skills in children with mild to moderate disorders.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/15/2018

East Providence, RI

215 Ferris Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
Phone: 401-432-9940
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Organization Name: Wolf School
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Address: 215 Ferris Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
Phone: 401-432-9940
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Eligibility: Special Education School. Complex learners in kindergarten - 8th grade.
Services Provided: Therapeutic Horseback Riding in Lower school
Electives in Upper School
After School Programs
Self-regulatory and sensory integration strategies used throughout the day
The Wolf School curriculum is designed to reinforce both verbal and nonverbal social skills, such as eye contact, body language, personal space, turn taking and tone of voice.
Provider Profiles: The Wolf School has dual approval by the Rhode Island Department of Education as an Independent School and a Special Education Program. The school follows the standards of core grade-level skills for language arts, math, social studies and science. Our curriculum encompasses a rigorous blend of academic subjects and intensive therapeutic support that addresses three major learning challenges: language processing/production, sensory regulation, and socially effective communication. The Wolf School Immersion Model© integrates therapeutic support within the entire curriculum throughout the day in each classroom.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/15/2017

Kingston, RI

537 Old North Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-788-8322
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Organization Name: The Compass School
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Address: 537 Old North Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-788-8322
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Eligibility: K-8th with target area from Washington County. The Compass School follows the Rhode Island Department of Education’s guidelines for lottery admission. All students interested in attending our school should submit an application and the lottery is held each Spring for enrollment in the following school year.
Services Provided: Public Charter School
Cathy Fusco, Special Education Director
Provider Profiles: The school utilizes a project-based curriculum integrating academic disciplines, emphasizing social responsibility and environmental sustainability, in small classroom settings to prepare each graduate to be a responsible citizen in the global community.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Lincoln, RI

640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2000
Address: 640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2000
Services Provided: Auditory and Oral Foundations [https://www.nric-ri.org/Auditory-Oral-Foundations]
Foundations Academy [https://www.nric-ri.org/Foundations-Academy-Behavior-and-Emotional]

Employment Services for in school students [https://www.nric-ri.org/Employment-Services-In-School]
Employment Services for out of school students [https://www.nric-ri.org/Employment-Services-Out-of-School]
Provider Profiles: Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, a public, non-profit educational institution dedicated to providing special education programs and other educational services to school districts and community partners in northern Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/9/2019
365 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-781-4380
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Organization Name: Spurwink Inc.
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Address: 365 River Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-781-4380
Toll Free Phone: 800-745-5555
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Email: info@spurwinkri.org
Eligibility: Kindergarten thru Grade 12.
Provider Profiles: The Spurwink School provides integrated special education, behavioral and therapeutic services in a community-based setting since 1982.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
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 Application process : [https://www.daviestech.org/Page/88]
Services Provided: Office of Diverse Learners
The Office of Diverse Learners coordinates all activities related to the education, related services, and support services for students who have Individual Education Programs; students in the Limited English Proficient program; students who need remedial reading; and students on home instruction for medical reasons.
[https://www.daviestech.org/Page/103]
Provider Profiles: At Davies, our commitment goes beyond the typical high school classroom: we prepare students with a technical skill set and training they can carry to future careers. Over 90% of graduates leave Davies with industry certification, with students choosing from across nine different career areas: Automotive Careers, Electrical, Machine Technology, Pre-Engineering, Biomanufacturing Technology, Cosmetology, Health Careers, Hospitality Careers, and Graphics & Interactive Media.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/20/2017

Narragansett, RI

635 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 401-789-1016
Organization Name: Ocean Tides,Inc.
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Address: 635 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 401-789-1016
Eligibility: Ocean Tides Narragansett School, our main campus, is a residential school for boys, grades seven through twelve.
Services Provided: Given the severe educational difficulties these students have experienced in the past, Ocean Tides seeks to provide creative, individualized programs that meet the needs of all in our care.

Positive behavior program and multiple positive behavioral supports, including stipends paid to students.
A small school atmosphere - four to twelve students per class
Individualized instruction based on IEP’s
Career to Work - experience and work study at all grade levels
Individual and / or group counseling

The Narragansett Campus offers Career/Technical education in areas such as: Culinary Arts, Carpentry/Building Maintainence, Landscape Design, Auto Detailing, Hair Style, Horticulture, Small Engines, Woodturning, and Woodworking. Ocean Tides is partnered with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) for the areas of Engineering and Technology.
Provider Profiles: Ocean Tides is Lasallian school and residential program that is committed to providing a challenging, safe and healthy learning environment designed to meet the social, emotional, behavioral, and intellectual needs of each individual.
Additional day program located in Providence listed separately.
Ocean Tides School Providence
260 Highland Avenue
Providence RI
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/17/2017

North Providence, RI

420 Fruit Hill Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-353-3900
Organization Name: St. Mary's Home for Children
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Address: 420 Fruit Hill Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-353-3900
Eligibility: The school has a highly structured program offering special education, related and therapeutic services to boys aged 6-14 and girls aged 6-21
Services Provided: The School is organized into needs-based classrooms with each child being placed in the classroom that best meets his/her overall needs.
The program provides customized goals and services for a well-structured, comprehensive and individually targeted education for our students. The program offers: (1) hands-on learning through programs which include (but are not limited to) credit reclamation and advancement through programs such as Virtual Learning Academy; (2)computer assisted instruction utilizing resources such as Lexia Reading and Symphony Math; (3) project-based, community-based, experiential learning (e.g. writing curriculum is in part accomplished through the "Hunt for News" newsletter project and science and math reinforced through the Brandaris Maritime STEM project). Health, physical education, music and art are all an essential aspect of the overall program as well.

All related services (e.g. speech and language, occupational therapy) are available for those students requiring them.

45 Day Diagnostic Placement/Alternate learning program & Interim Alternative education Setting (IAES) Program
Provider Profiles: While receiving some support from the Episcopal Diocese, we are a secular, non-profit agency offering comprehensive treatment programs for boys and girls traumatized by abuse or experiencing the challenges of psychiatric disorders. Children are treated and cared for in the residential, educational and out-patient programs located in North Providence, Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/17/2017

Pawtucket, RI

334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-726-1750
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Organization Name: Blackstone Academy Charter School, Inc.
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Address: 334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-726-1750
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Email: info@blackstoneacademy.org
Eligibility: Grades 9th -12th from Providence, Pawtucket or Central Falls. Admission is by lottery.
Services Provided: Special Education Director Glenda Guglielmo

The school and affiliated programs all have commitments to community involvement and take a “whole child” approach to learning. The corporation was formed to assist local urban students to complete high school, attend higher education, and contribute to their local, regional and global community.
Provider Profiles: Blackstone Academy Charter School, Inc. operates a 300-student high school and an educational enrichment program for middle and high school students. Our high school serves students from Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence, Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/20/2017
334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-721-0824
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Address: 334 Pleasant Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-721-0824
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Eligibility: Families interested in enrolling at the International Charter School must complete an application (due February 22), choose the Spanish-English or Portuguese-English language strand, and enter the annual lottery, which is held in early March. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st and students entering 1st grade must be 6 years old by September 1st.
Services Provided: ICS currently enrolls grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
Full-day Kindergarten.
ICS uses a dual language bilingual education model, in which all students learn 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in either Spanish or Portuguese, depending of program strand of choice.
Provider Profiles: he International Charter School is a dual language, elementary public school of choice, located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Department of Education allows charter schools to be established by public school districts or Rhode Island non-profit organizations. The International Institute of Rhode Island was granted the initial charter for the International Charter School in 2001.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/20/2017
2423 Dexter Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-467-8228
Organization Name: The Tides Family Services
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Address: 2423 Dexter Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-467-8228
Eligibility: 5th - 12th grades
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018

Portsmouth, RI

2820 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-1816
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Organization Name: Lifespan School Solutions, Inc
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Address: 2820 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: 401-682-1816
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Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/5/2017

Providence, RI

Address: 370 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-347-1106
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Eligibility: Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy and Achievement First Iluminar Mayoral Academy will enroll a full class of kindergarten students in 2017-2018, and a limited number of seats will be available in upper grades (1, 2, 3, and 4), with preference given to current and newly enrolled siblings.
Services Provided: K-4th grade
Provider Profiles: The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/27/2017
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-432-7279
Organization Name: The Providence Center
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Address: 520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-432-7279
Email: info@anchorlearningacademy.org
Services Provided: A High School For Teens Overcoming Addiction
Anchor Learning Academy is Rhode Island's first recovery high school that combines therapy and clinical supports with academic programming.
Anchor Learning Academy supports each student's personal recovery and academic goals by integrating strong clinical and educational programming that supports the development of skills necessary for continued recovery and successful transition back to the student's community school, to higher education or to the workforce.
Provider Profiles: Anchor Learning Academy is operated by The Providence Center, the leading provider of mental health and substance use treatment services for adults, children and families in Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/15/2018
130 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-606-4100
Organization Name: Lifespan School Solutions
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Address: 130 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-606-4100
Eligibility: Considered out of district placement and decision made in the students Individualized Education Program (IEP). Middle School thru 21.
Provider Profiles: The school is centrally located in Providence and has seen several updates to offer a state-of-the-art learning environment for students.

This site also has Partnership classrooms, staffed and supervised by Bradley School personnel, in North Providence, Johnston, and North Smithfield public schools.

This year, our Career Readiness Academy opens, offering assessments and experiences to prepare high school students for life after graduation.
Original Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
15 Bough Street
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-351-0610
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Organization Name: Center for Individualized Training and Education
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Address: 15 Bough Street
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-351-0610
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Eligibility: Small Special Education School pre-K-12 grade
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2017
100 Houghton Street
Providence, RI 02904
Phone: 401-751-5800
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Organization Name: Specialized Education Services, Inc
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Address: 100 Houghton Street
Providence, RI 02904
Phone: 401-751-5800
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Eligibility: Special Education School grade K-12
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2017
42 Lexington Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-277-2600
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Organization Name: Highlander Charter School
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Address: 42 Lexington Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-277-2600
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Email: info@highlandercharterschool.org
Eligibility: By Rhode Island Law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to Highlander by lottery. This lottery determines which applicants are enrolled the following school year. In Highlander’s case, 75% of the students admitted to our school through lottery are Providence residents. The other 25% admitted through lottery are from other Rhode Island cities. The lottery takes place in the first week of March. All families will be notified of the results of the lottery by mail. Lower School Pre-K-5th Upper School 6th-12th
Services Provided: Highlander is a public charter school open to Rhode Island Students from Pre-K-12th grade.
Lower School
Pre-K-5th grade
6th - 12th grade

Providence and in Warren locations
Provider Profiles: Highlander Charter School is the first independent public charter school in Rhode Island. We are located in an historic mill building in one of the poorest sections of Providence that was renovated as a state of the art arts and education center in 2007.
Using innovative education practices as a catalyst for social change Highlander Charter School is working to ensure that all children have the educational opportunities and support they need to achieve their full potential.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/20/2017
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9100
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Organization Name: Hope Academy
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Address: 1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9100
Text: 401-533-9104
Toll Free Phone: 401-533-9104
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Eligibility: Grades K-2 The Hope Academy lottery will occur each year on March 1, as required by the Rhode Island Department of Education. To be considered for the lottery all eligible families who reside in Providence and North Providence must submit an application before the March 1 deadline.
Services Provided: The Hope Academy is committed to an educational model focusing on the academic and social success of each individual, preparing students to meet the challenges of secondary education and to become lifelong learners.
Bob Fricklas Special Education Director
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2019
Organization Name: The Providence Center
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Address: 520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-825-1152
Eligibility: ages 3-5 free inclusive prekindergarten program.
Provider Profiles: The Providence Center believes in the value of early childhood education. Imagine Preschool was established to extend the benefits of quality education to all families.

Imagine Preschool is an inclusive preschool for children three to five years-old. Imagine is a 5-star BrightStars program and has twice been selected as one of eight classrooms in the Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten program.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017
Organization Name: Meeting Street
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Address: 1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
Services Provided: Early Headstart to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles, and move families toward self-sufficiency. Meeting Street serves 72 eligible young children (birth to age 3) and their families in Providence through our Early Head Start program. Our Program begins before birth with pregnant women to ensure they have access to comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.

Healthy Families America- Expectant mothers and families with newborns. Families may have more than one child. The program is designed for parents who are looking to access community and social supports while building self-sufficiency. Meeting Street provides services to families in Providence that fall within our income guidelines.

Inclusive School
Provider Profiles: Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child.
At Meeting Street we believe in the power of inclusion and foster it in all we do. Our goal is to create an environment, and ultimately a world, where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together. Information on Meeting Street Early Intervention Program listed listed separately.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017
260 Highland Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-861-3778
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Organization Name: Ocean Tides,Inc.
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Address: 260 Highland Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-861-3778
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Eligibility: The Ocean Tides School Providence Campus is an alternative day school for students in grades seven through twelve.
Services Provided: The Providence Campus offers a certified special education program and a career/technical education program. The student body at the Providence Campus is comprised of students referred by their school district for educational purposes (both regular and special education) and career/technical training.
Provider Profiles: The Ocean Tides School Providence Campus is an alternative day school for students in grades seven through twelve. Offering a full high school Rhode Island Regents diploma, the school is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Ocean Tides Narragansett campus is listed separately.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/17/2017
459 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-252-2626
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Address: 459 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-252-2626
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Eligibility: Public Charter school for Providence students grade K-12th. Students chosen from a lottery pool in March of each year.
Services Provided: Arlene Garrison Special Education Director
Provider Profiles: Paul Cuffee School was founded in 2001 as a public charter school. Our goal was to create a school that would meet the individual needs of Providence’s diverse students through a maritime-themed curriculum that would promote social and civic skill-building as well as outstanding academic learning.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-4600
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Organization Name: RI Department of Education
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Address: 255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-4600
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Services Provided: OSCAS Special Education Call Center at 401-222-8999
El Centro de Llamadas al 401-222-8999

The RIDE Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports (OSCAS) offers several state level options to assist families and schools in resolving issues that remain even after those issues are reconsidered through local, informal dispute resolution.
Provider Profiles: Preparing Our Students for Success
Our goal is to ensure that all Rhode Island students are ready for success in college, careers, and life.
The goal of Special Education is to improve the academic, social and post school success of students with disabilities ages 3 to 21. Students eligible for special education require specially designed instruction and related services as needed to meet their unique needs.

Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/14/2016
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
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. RISEAC meeting schedule, agendas and minutes are posted with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. Meetings are open to the public.
Services Provided: The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee advises the
Commissioner and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary
Education on:

The unmet needs within the State in
the education of children with disabilities;

Any rules and regulations
proposed by the State regarding the
education of children with disabilities;

Developing evaluations and
reporting on data to the
Secretary of Education under section
618 of the Act and the SPP/APR.

Developing corrective action plans to
address findings identified in Federal monitoring
reports under Part B of IDEA;

Developing and implementing policies relating to the
coordination of services for children with disabilities and

Advise on eligible students with disabilities in adult prisons.
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.

The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee
(RISEAC) meets monthly to discuss and review special
education issues and reforms identified in the state as well as
nationally. Open RISEAC meetings are held once a month on Thursday
evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, October through May. RISEAC members
also convene for a Strategic Planning Work session in September and in June.

Local Special Education Advisory Committees function and operate similar to the State Advisory Committee with similar membership and purpose.
Contact the school district’s Director of Special Education for information regarding the Local Special Education Advisory Council.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/29/2016
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 9-12 th . 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.
Maureen Decrescenzo, Director of Special Education
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 health technology, public health, and home-based care. We are the first public charter high school in the U.S. focused on nursing and health care and the first middle college in the State of RI. We currently serve students from 19 school districts.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-3525
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Address: One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-3525
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Eligibility: RI School for the Deaf is a Day School (RISD) serving ages 3-21 years. School hours are 8AM-3 PM daily. There are currently no residential services or dorms.
Services Provided: Programs in
Parent Infant/Toddler Partners
Early Childhood
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Transition Academy and Services
Provider Profiles: Mission Statement
The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is a critical, strategic and responsive educational center with a commitment to educational excellence for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, an important low incidence population. The Rhode Island School for the Deaf’s mission is to ensure that all Rhode Island children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing become literate, independent, and productive citizens who set and achieve life goals.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019
101 Plain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-272-7127
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Organization Name: Tavares Pediatric Center
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Address: 101 Plain Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-272-7127
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Eligibility: K-12 for medically fragile students
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/1/2018
86 Mount Hope Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-274-6310
Organization Name: The Groden Network
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Address: 86 Mount Hope Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-274-6310
Eligibility: The Day Program serves children and youth between the ages of 3 and 21. The residential program serves adolescents between the ages of 12 and 21 from Rhode Island and other neighboring states.
Services Provided: The Groden Center Day and Residential Programs provide a broad range of individualized services in the most normal and least restrictive settings possible. Instruction is provided in functional skill development, communication, emotional and social development, physical and recreational skills, domestic responsibilities, community awareness, adaptive living skill and vocational education.
The following diagnostic criteria are a guide for referring individuals to the program:
Developmental Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Behavioral Disorders
Serious Communication and Learning Disabilities
Dual-Diagnosed Cognitive and Mental Health Disorders.
Provider Profiles: The Groden Center’s mission is to enhance the lives of children and youth with autism, behavioral disorders, and developmental disabilities and their families to lead productive, dignified and satisfying lives by:

• Providing the most effective educational, therapeutic, and other habilitative services;

• Advancing knowledge and best practices through research, education and training;

• Involving, educating, and supporting families in caring and advocating for their children.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/19/2019
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-276-4531
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Organization Name: The Providence Center
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Address: 520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-276-4531
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Services Provided: The curriculum combines academic instruction guided by Common Core Standards with clinical services, behavioral supports, therapeutic interventions and family support services designed to meet the unique needs of each student.
Provider Profiles: The Providence Center School is a special education school for students in preschool through grade 12 diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders.
The goal is to prepare students to successfully return to their community schools, enroll in less restrictive programs, graduate from high school, pursue higher education or join the workforce.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/18/2019
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-432-7881
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Organization Name: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
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Address: 150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-432-7881
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Eligibility: TAPA is a 7 - 12 public charter school for students living in the city of Providence with a passion for the performing arts. Students are admitted to TAPA by lottery. Families wishing to be entered into the lottery should complete an admissions application.
Services Provided: At TAPA, students will be taught utilizing a fully-integrated arts curriculum, where students learn math, english, science and history through drama, film, music and dance. At TAPA we use Arts Integration to affirm the indispensability of the arts as a core curriculum subject, and view the arts as a catalyst to learn other subjects.

Andrew MacMannis Director of Building Supports
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Providence , RI

1246 Chalkstone Ave
Providence , RI 02908
Phone: 401-521-4335
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Organization Name: Family Service of RI
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Address: 1246 Chalkstone Ave
Providence , RI 02908
Phone: 401-521-4335
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Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/11/2016
220 University Avenue
Providence , RI 02906
Phone: 401-331-2497
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Organization Name: School One
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Address: 220 University Avenue
Providence , RI 02906
Phone: 401-331-2497
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Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/20/2016
790 Broad Street
Providence , RI 02905
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Organization Name: Tides Family Services
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Address: 790 Broad Street
Providence , RI 02905
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Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/13/2016

Wakefield, RI

4781 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02876
Phone: 401-284-1040
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Organization Name: Lifespan School Solutions, Inc
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Address: 4781 Tower Hill Road
Wakefield, RI 02876
Phone: 401-284-1040
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Eligibility: Kindergarten-age 21
Provider Profiles: Bradley Schools are private, school-funded, educational programs for children and adolescents whose psychiatric and behavioral needs cannot be met in a public school setting. The programs are accredited by the Rhode Island and Massachusetts state departments of education.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018

Warren, RI

317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-4998
Organization Name: East Bay Educational Collaborative
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Address: 317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-4998
Text: 401-268-2002
Toll Free Phone: 401-268-2002
Eligibility: Interested parents/guardians would need to request of their school district consideration for placement of their child at the East Bay Career Academy. Only the school districts may make a direct referral of a student to the Academy.
Provider Profiles: The East Bay Career Academy is an alternative learning program and serves all School Districts in the East Bay Area as well as North Providence, Woonsocket, and Pawtucket.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/14/2018

Warwick, RI

Organization Name: Warwick Public School District
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Address: 383 Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Eligibility: Families who reside in Warwick Rhode Island School District . Parents as Teachers ages 0-3 Title 1 Preschool ages 3-5
Services Provided: Home visiting program Parents as Teachers
Preschool program
Warwick CARES program for children in a temporary housing situation
Provider Profiles: Parents as Teachers
During the years between birth and kindergarten there are important times when specific kinds of learning...language, sight, basic motor skills... must take place for your child to develop to the fullest. Parents as Teachers, a parent education and family support organization, can help you capture those windows of opportunity so your child starts school ready to succeed.
The Oakland Beach Preschool is an early learning standards based program which supports every child's joy of learning through an integrated curriculum and self esteem building, learning environment.

Oral language, social/emotional, literacy, mathematics, physical health/science and creative learning opportunities nurture each child's growth and development.

The parent/family component of the program is a major focus and contributing factor in forming home/school connections. As a community of learners, students, teachers and families promote optimal student learning success.

We are very happy to continue to offer two preschool sessions for the 2016/17 school year. With the growth of the program, we are able to offer preschool to all our Title I Schools.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/30/2016
Organization Name: West Bay Collaborative
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Address: 144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI
Phone: 401-941-8353 x124
Email: tcurran@westbaycollaborative.org
Eligibility: Coventry , Cranston , Foster, Glocester , Scituate , Warwick and West Warwick and included in the student's Individualized Education Program.
Services Provided: RI TRANSITION ACADEMY AT CCRI is an alternative high school program for 18 to 21 year old students with disabilities that provides classroom
and community instruction in an adult learning environment.

THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
provides vocational assessment services through
a cooperative agreement between the Office of
Rehabilitation Services (ORS), The RI Department
of Human Services, and the RI Department of Education.
includes:
Work prepartion and career exploration
Job development , job placement and job coaching
Vocational assessment and evaluation
Provider Profiles: West Bay Collaborative Transition & Vocational Services is a group of unique educational and vocational programs serving youth ages 16+ in the Rhode Island community. We support youth, families, schools, and community agencies in the transition process via career exploration, vocational evaluation and employment services .Our mission is to provide quality, innovative, and individualized programs and resources to guide and support young people from school to successful adult living.
Transition Coordinator Therese Curran
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/17/2017

West Greenwich, RI

Unit 3
94 John Potter Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-397-8600
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Organization Name: The Greene School of Rhode Island
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Address: Unit 3
94 John Potter Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-397-8600
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Eligibility: Public Charter School open to Rhode Island students 9th-12th Grades . All high school students in Rhode Island are eligible to apply to The Greene School. The only step is to fill out a simple application. If more students apply to The Greene School than available openings, a lottery will be conducted to see which children are enrolled. Charter public schools must be open to all students regardless of race, religion, disability or academic ability.
Services Provided: The Greene School embraces an educational discipline of 'learn-by-doing.' Known as EL Education (Expeditionary Learning), our approach is:

Our students grow academically and socially, become environmental stewards and actively manage the limited resources we share as a global community.

We provide direct experiences in nature along with the latest in environmental science and technology.
Special Education Director Paul Vigeant
Provider Profiles: The Greene School embraces an educational discipline of 'learn-by-doing.' Known as EL Education (Expeditionary Learning).
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017

West Warwick, RI

222 Washingston Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-822-1360
Organization Name: Tides Family Service
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Address: 222 Washingston Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-822-1360
Eligibility: 5th- 12th grade
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018

Westerly, RI

93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-637-4205
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Organization Name: Lifespan School Solutions
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Address: 93 Tower Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-637-4205
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Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/28/2019

Woonsocket, RI

141 Main street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-767-5959
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Organization Name: Action Based Enterprise
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Address: 141 Main street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-767-5959
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Eligibility: Grades K-8
Provider Profiles: Action Based Enterprises provides students in grades K-8 who are struggling with behavioral difficulties and learning challenges with a safe and supportive environment that enables them to learn, thrive and succeed. We provided schooling that is individually tailored to meet each student’s special needs. This is made possible by our low teacher and support to student ratio.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
320 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-671-6261
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Address: 320 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-671-6261
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Services Provided: Founder's Academy serves students in grade 6th-8th
Beacon Charter High School for the Arts serves students 9th-12th.

Special Education Director is Karen Rameaka
Provider Profiles: Beacon Charter High School for the Arts develops artistic thinkers by nurturing self-expression while preparing our graduates with the academic skills necessary for sustained post secondary success.

Admissions are open to all Rhode Island students who seek enrollment.Beacon is a public charter school open to students in 9th grade through twelfth grade from any community in Rhode Island. By Rhode Island Law and regulations from the Rhode Island Department of Education, students are admitted to Beacon by lottery.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/2/2019
141 Main street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-762-0769
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Organization Name: Action Based Enterprises
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Address: 141 Main street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-762-0769
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Eligibility: grade 9 thru age 21.
Provider Profiles: Action Based Enterprises provides students in grades 9 thru transition age 21 who are struggling with behavioral difficulties and learning challenges with a safe and supportive environment that enables them to learn, thrive and succeed. We provided schooling that is individually tailored to meet each student’s special needs. This is made possible by our low teacher and support to student ratio.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
Organization Name: Community Care Alliance
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Address: 181 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7423
Services Provided: Therapeutic School
45 day assessment [http://www.communitycareri.org/ProgramsServices/ViolaBerardEducationCenter/VMBSchoolAssessmentStabilization.aspx]
Provider Profiles: For students struggling in public school classrooms due to emotional disturbances and behavioral challenges. VMB school offers a supportive and flexible environment that allows staff and students to work cooperatively to learn the skills of emotional regulation and change, and eliminate and replace behaviors that have impeded learning and progression in the public school. Within this therapeutic environment, basic academics are integrated into the day so students progress to their ability to maintain grade level.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018