|Northwest Special Education Office
NORTHWEST SPECIAL EDUCATION REGION
23A Theodore Foster Drive, No. Scituate, RI 02857
Phone: 401-647-4106 Fax: 401-647-4107
Special Education Director - John Magner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Assistant Special Education Director - Denise Brierley (email@example.com)
Secretary (Grants/Budgets/Medicaid) - Kathleen Greenleaf (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary (Census) - Sandra Easterbrooks (email@example.com)
Early Intervention/Child Outreach Coordinator - Julie LePain (firstname.lastname@example.org) (647-7560)
Transition Facilitator (secondary) - Colleen Graziano (email@example.com) (647-9050)
Project JOBS Coach (secondary) - Dina Diamante (firstname.lastname@example.org) (647-9050)
LAC Information - Contact the Special Education office for dates/times of meetings (647-4106)
The Northwest Special Education Region services four school districts in the Northwest part of the State of Rhode Island: Foster, Foster/Glocester, Glocester and Scituate.
The mission and policies of the Northwest Special Education Region is to provide support services to students and their families:
ü Develop, coordinate, and enhance efforts to promote collaboration between general and special education teachers to improve the performance of students with disabilities.
ü Recommend programs, develop professional development opportunities and coordinate and monitor the implementation of scientifically research-based interventions and strategies.
ü Provide ongoing monitoring of programs and services to ensure the provision of a free and appropriate public education for students with disabilities as required by state and federal mandates.
v Behavioral supports
v Child Outreach Program is a free service sponsored by RIDE. The program screens 3-5 year olds, provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about other resources that are available in the community.
v Coordination of regional programs for low incidence populations
v Early Intervention Program
v Extended School Year program (ESY) – special education and related services provided beyond the regular 180-day school year determined by the evaluation team.
v Adaptive Physical Education (APE) services
v Occupational Therapy services (OT) services
v Physical Therapy (OT) services
v Professional development opportunities
v Project JOBS training for IEP students to help integrate them into the work force upon graduation from school
v Transition Services for IEP students from school to a career
Learning Disabilities (LD) - email@example.com
Medicaid programs (Katie Beckett) - www.dhs.ri.gov
R.I. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) - ride.ri.gov
R.I. Parent Information Network - www.ripin.org
Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) - www.ritap.org