Northwest Special Education Office

NORTHWEST SPECIAL EDUCATION REGION

23A Theodore Foster Drive, No. Scituate, RI 02857

Phone: 401-647-4106 Fax: 401-647-4107

Special Education Director - John Magner (jmagner@northwestri.org)

Assistant Special Education Director - Denise Brierley (dbrierley@northwestri.org)

Secretary (Grants/Budgets/Medicaid) - Kathleen Greenleaf (kgreenleaf@northwestri.org)

Secretary (Census) - Sharon Bowden (sbowden@northwestri.org)

Early Intervention/Child Outreach Coordinator - Julie LePain (jlepain.nwser@northwestri.org) (647-7560)

Transition Facilitator (secondary) - Colleen Graziano (cgraziano@fgschools.com) (647-9050)

LAC Information - Contact the Special Education office for dates/times of meetings (647-4106)

The Northwest Special Education Region services four school districts in the Northwest part of the State of Rhode Island: Foster, Foster/Glocester, Glocester and Scituate.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission and policies of the Northwest Special Education Region is to provide support services to students and their families:

  • Develop, coordinate, and enhance efforts to promote collaboration between general and special education teachers to improve the performance of students with disabilities.

  • Recommend programs, develop professional development opportunities and coordinate and monitor the implementation of scientifically research-based interventions and strategies.

  • Provide ongoing monitoring of programs and services to ensure the provision of a free and appropriate public education for students with disabilities as required by state and federal mandates.

REGIONWIDE SERVICES

  • Behavioral supports
  • C hild O utreach P rogram is a free service sponsored by RIDE. The program screens 3-5 year olds, provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about other resources that are available in the community.
  • Coordination of regional programs for low incidence populations
  • E arly I ntervention P rogram
  • E xtended S chool Y ear program (ESY ) – special education and related services provided beyond the regular 180-day school year determined by the evaluation team.
  • A daptive P hysical E ducation (APE) services
  • O ccupational T herapy services (OT) services
  • P hysical T herapy (OT) services
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Project JOBS training for IEP students to help integrate them into the work force upon graduation from school
  • Transition Services for IEP students from school to a career

ORGANIZATIONS

Learning Disabilities (LD) - www.ldonline@weta.com

Medicaid programs (Katie Beckett) - www.dhs.ri.gov

R.I. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development - www.riascd@ridoe.ri.net

Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) - ride.ri.gov

R.I. Parent Information Network - www.ripin.org

Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) - www.ritap.org


5/2013 updated 10/2017


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