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Guides & Fact Sheets

Helpful guides and fact sheets identified or created by Rhode Island Parent Information Network for your reference. These are provided in Adobe Acrobat Documents (also known as "PDFs"). You can download a free copy of the latest Adobe Reader at the Adobe website.

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2009 RIPIN Transition Guide PDF icon 2009RIPINTransitionGuidepdf.pdf

“Here’s to Your Student’s Future!”

A parent’s guide to Transition Planning for families raising students with disabilities ages 12-21. Developed by the RI Parent Information network in conjunction with the RI Department of Education, Office of Student, Community and Academic Support

An Acronym List PDF icon A Acronyms.pdf

An Acronym List .  A legacy resource from NICHCY updated May 2014

Welcome to the alphabet soup of special education!

The disability community is full of acronyms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it’s important to know what those acronyms stand for. Acronyms are used in order to abbreviate names or phrases. This is a resource provided by the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). 

Communicating with Your Child’s School Letter Writing Guide (NICHCY) PDF icon Letter_writing_Guide.pdf

A helpful guide for families that includes background information on the basic rights under IDEA ( Individual’s with Disabilities Education Act) and multiple sample letters that can be adapted. This letter writing guide is a publication of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. (NICHCY)

Family Guide to the Special Education Process PDF icon Family-Guide-To-Special-Education-1.13.pdf

This booklet provides a brief overview of the NH special education process. By gaining knowledge and skills you will be able to participate more effectively in meetings and make better informed decisions for your child. This guide includes questions you can ask your child’s school about special education. At the end of this booklet, there is a listing of resources where you can find more information.

RI Special Education Regulations PDF icon 2010ParentsGuideToSpecialEducationEnglishOctober4.pdf

RI Special Education Regulations are user friendly version developed by the RI Legal Services. (pdf)