The Office of Rehabilitation Services has a strong commitment to assist students with disabilities with transition planning to adult life. ORS Counselors work with all school districts, families and students to prepare for job training, career development and employment opportunities after high school. ORS Counselors provide technical assistance, consultation, information and referral services to school systems and work in close partnership with the 5 Regional Educational Collaboratives, netWORKri and other agencies to improve transition planning.
What is Transition?
Transition is the process of preparing students for life after high school and includes planning for post-secondary education, training, employment or community living.
What are Transition Services?
Transition services are activities and supports designed to help the student to identify his/her interests and strengths so that they can work on the skills needed to be successful in employment and adult living. These services are provided by schools, families, community members, and agency providers. Students set goals, develop a plan to meet the goals, and participate in transition services to begin their preparation for life after high school.
RI Technical Assistance Project (RITAP)
East Bay Regional Transition Center
East Providence, Portsmouth, Warren/Bristol,
Little Compton, Barrington, Middletown, Tiverton, Newport
Northern RI Regional Transition Center
Pawtucket, Central Falls, Johnston, CUmberland, Woonsocket, Lincoln,
Burriville, Smithfield, North Smithfield, North Providence
Providence Regional Transition Center
Providence Public Schools
Southern RI Regional Transition Center
N. Kingstown, S. Kingstown, Narragansett, Westerly, E. Greenwich,
Exeter/West Greenwich, Chariho, New Shoreham, Jamestown
West Bay Regional Transition Center
Coventry, Cranston, Foster, Glocester,
Foster/Glocester Regional, Scituate, Warwick, West Warwick
For more information, please contact the Assistant Administrator - Transition, JoAnn Nannig, at 401.462.7850 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.