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Providence, RI

Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8341
Organization Name: RI Department of Education
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. 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

Warwick, RI

Organization Name: Parent Support Network of RI
Address: 535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-467-6855
Toll Free Phone: 800-483-8844
Fax: 401-467-6903
Eligibility: Statewide
Services Provided: Workshops and Training's
Peer to Peer systems navigation support
Support Groups
Youth Group-Youth Speaking Out and Y.O.U.T.H. Move RI
Resource Center
Advocacy
Fatherhood Initiative and Support Group
Provider Profiles: Statewide: Parent Support Network of RI is an organization of families supporting families with children, youth and young adults who experience or at risk for serious behavioral health challenges.
We are a voice for the behavioral health of children, youth, siblings, and families. We believe we can and will make a difference through systems transformation so children and youth can live at home or in their community, receive effective services and supports that respect and consider their cultures and strengths, and respond to their individual and family needs.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/27/2018