|Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities||
The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, founded at Rhode Island College in 1993, is a University Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service.
|2009 RIPIN Transition Guide||
“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
|7th Annual Transition Conference||
13th Annual College Forum
Saturday March 4, 2017
The 13th Annual College Planning Forum is for students with disabilities, 504 plans and other challenges, their parents and school personnel. This informative, no cost event, will provide first hand experiences along with tips and tools to better prepare for a successful college transition. Refreshments will be served, registration is required. The day will include:
|ABC's of RtI in Elementary Schools: A Guide for Families||
A guide book for families on Response to Intervention written by the National Center on Response to Intervention
|Accessible Instructional Material (AIM)||
Accessible Instructional Material (AIM). For more information or to talk to an information specialist call 1-800-870-7746
|Advocating for Your Child||
Advocating for your child means being a member of a team – the most important member. Professionals on the team may change; you will be the one constant. Your role is very important; the job of advocating falls to you. Your first priority will be to keep the team’s focus on your child and what is best for him or her. You will provide information about your child and your family's strengths and needs. This information is as important as the observations and/or evaluations the professionals will do. Learning how to work as an equal team member will help ensure your child receives appropriate services now and in the future.
|American Foundation for the Blind||
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit whose priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.
|An Acronym List||
An Acronym List http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/acronyms/ . 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).
Anxiety can be a normal reaction to stress. It can help us deal with a tense situation, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it can help us cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling condition. Examples of anxiety disorders are obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, and generalized anxiety disorder. Symptoms of many of these disorders begin in childhood or adolescence.
|Application to be matched to a FSN(Family Support Navigator)|
Evaluation is an essential beginning step in the special education process for a child with a disability. Before a child can receive special education and related services for the first time, a full and individual initial evaluation of the child must be conducted to see if the child has a disability and is eligible for special education. Informed parent consent must be obtained before this evaluation may be conducted.
|Autism Spectrum Disorder||
General packet with information about Autism Spectrum Disorder
|Autism – Doug Flutie, Jr. Autism Foundation||
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Autism Foundation's primary goal is to promote awareness and support famlies affected by autism spectrum disorders.
|Ben’s Guide to US Government||
Ben’s Guide to US Government provides learning tools for kindergarten through 12th grade students, parents, and teachers explaining how our government works. The site includes links to other Government web sites for children and youth.
The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information about Bipolar Disorder. It includes the following topics:
All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.