Northwest Special Education Office

Northwest Special Education Office  




23A Theodore Foster Drive, No. Scituate, RI 02857 

Phone: 401-647-4106               Fax: 401-647-4107



Special Education Director - John Magner ( 

Assistant Special Education Director - Denise Brierley (

 Secretary (Grants/Budgets/Medicaid) - Kathleen Greenleaf (

 Secretary (Census) -  Sandra Easterbrooks (

 Early Intervention/Child Outreach Coordinator - Julie LePain   ( (647-7560)

 Transition Facilitator (secondary) - Colleen Graziano (    (647-9050)

 Project JOBS Coach (secondary) - Dina Diamante (   (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.





Behavioral supports


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

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) -

Medicaid programs (Katie Beckett) -

R.I. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development -

Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) -

R.I. Parent Information Network -

Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) -


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