Parents of children with disabilities and special healthcare needs have a passion for obtaining the information they need to support their children's learning and improve their health and education outcomes. RI Parent Information Network has been a  critical resource to parents for over twenty-five years . This monthly email provides details to upcoming events, workshops, articles and website links, along with transition to adulthood and military resources. We're centrally located at  RI Parent Information Network, 1210 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston, RI.
Family Voices Resource Guide
Connecting the Dots 2017 

The Connecting the Dots Resource Guide is a tool for families and professionals to use when looking to access resources and support for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

Our 2017 version has recently been updated and available to parents and professionals navigating the complex needs of Rhode Island children and families.

Your Child's IEP and Summer 

"ESY services are not the same thing as summer school. They're specialized instruction or related services that are part of your child's IEP. If your child receives ESY services, they're at no cost to you, under FAPE.
ESY services are provided when school's not typically in session. That's often during the summer. But for some kids it can also be during other extended breaks, like winter vacation.
The services are individualized to help each child maintain his skills and not lose the progress he's made toward his goals. For some kids, this may mean one-on-one tutoring. For others it may be a few sessions of occupational therapy or speech therapy each week. What ESY looks like for your child is a decision made by his IEP team." -
Mental Health Awareness Month
What's happening near you?
NAMI Rhode Island is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). They offer an array of education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers and the general public.

Great Online Resources! 

RIPIN offers a wide variety of interactive workshops and training opportunities. Our experienced presenters offer information and support to all Rhode Islanders and the professionals who work with them.
RIPIN provides direct assistance to families and youth with disabilities of transition age (14-26) in understanding the transition process and their rights. Providing resources, education and training, RIPIN helps youth in transition understand their rights and the process of moving to new programs and services.
RIPIN offers both  national and state resourcesalong with a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), reference guides, and tool kits for families of students with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.
RIPIN 3rd Annual Breakfast

Join us at our 3rd Annual Breakfast on Thursday, June 1 (8:00 am-10:00am) at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. At this year's Annual Breakfast, we will share our stories, present our community partnership awards, and recognize the impact RIPIN has made in the lives of those we serve.

Please consider a sponsorship for the 3rd Annual Breakfast so that we may help all Rhode Island families and children lead healthier, happier lives!

  Find Out More Here
Established over 25 years ago, RIPIN a 501(c)3 non-profit helps thousands of Rhode Islanders every year turn challenging situations into opportunities to advocate for themselves and their loved ones. Through health care coordination, health and education programs, and community outreach services, RIPIN peers work side by side with individuals and families to help them navigate complex systems of care.  
Rhode Island Parent Information Network
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