Parent Training & Information Center and Resources 
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  RI Parent Information Network, 1210 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston, RI.
Welcome Back to School Rhode Island

Back to School and Your Child's IEP

Here are some helpful links to help understand the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process, ask the right questions, and use this special document to create a specialized learning experience for your child.
Secondary Regulations Posted for Public Comment
Notice from RI Department of Education
Commissioner Ken Wagner

The current draft of Secondary School Regulations, which was  presented to and approved by the Council on May 17, 2016, is  now undergoing the formal process for recording public  comment, which will be open through September 15, 2016.  All interested parties (parents, students, professionals, and community members)are invited to participate in the public  hearings and submit written comments concerning the proposed  regulations from July 1, 2016 - September 15, 2016.  The draft Secondary School Regulations and other supporting  documents can be found at:

The remaining public hearings on the proposed draft regulations will be held on:
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:30pm: Warwick Public Library
  • Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:30pm: University of Rhode Island, Providence 

Valley Breeze Article "New plan: Drop PARCC scores from grad requirements"
Pathways to Adult Services Workshop

In order to make informed decisions about life after high school, information is needed in understanding Rhode Island's adult service system for individuals with developmental disabilities. This workshop provides families/guardians with a BASIC OVERVIEW of adult services. Participants will explore a variety of options that will guide their decision making in determining how to direct supports and services necessary in creating a meaningful life!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RI Parent Information Network
1210 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Don't miss out!

Click HERE to Register Today
7th Annual Transition 101 Parent Conference
Introduction and Overview of the Transition Process
Friday, December 2, 2016

Providing you the tools you need!

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 linkages 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 to continue! Please consider donating today

Rhode Island Parent Information Network
1210 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920 | 401.270.0101 |