Parent Training and Information Center at RIPIN 
Parents of children with disabilities have a passion for obtaining the information they need to support their children's learning and improve their educational outcomes.  T he Parent Training and Information Center at the RI Parent Information Network, has been a  critical resource to parents for twenty-five years . This monthly email will provide details to upcoming events, workshops, articles and website links, along with transition to adulthood and military resources. The PTIC is located at the  RI Parent Information Network, 1210 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston, RI.
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Special Education  Local Advisory Committee (LAC) News 

RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN) works with school districts to fulfill their committed to parent leadership and provide the resources to increase involvement on the part of parents of students with disabilities.  RIPIN offers technical assistance to foster parents as leaders within their districts, specifically as it relates to the roles and responsibilities of the Local Advisory Committee on Special Education (LAC). Having provided SELAC training to nearly 20 districts, here is the latest in SELAC Good News .  

For more information about Strategies for Success: Building Special Education Local Advisory Committees parent leadership training, please contact Lori Barden at barden@ripin.org.
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Is college in your future?

As a student with disabilities or a 504 accommodation plan (or their parent) there are often more questions and concerns when it comes to post-secondary education.

Many of these questions are addressed as well as personal experiences shared at the Annual College Forum.

Great Online Resources! 

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RIPIN offers a wide variety of interactive workshops and training opportunities. Our experienced presenters offer information and support to all Rhode Island families as well as the professionals who work with them.
RIPIN provides direct assistance, including resources, education and training to families and youth with disabilities of transition age (14-26) in understanding the transition process and their rights.
RIPIN offers both  national and state resourcesalong with a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) reference guide, navigating families of and professionals who work with students with disabilities.
RIPIN is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides direct information and support for parents and children with special health care needs in Rhode Island to obtain the critical services and supports needed in the areas of health care and education. Your generous support and contribution assists more than 18 programs serving our most vulnerable populations! 

Rhode Island Parent Information Network
1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 | 401.270.0101 | www.ripin.org
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