Northwest Special Education Office

7 Rustic Hill Road, Glocester, RI 02857
Phone: 401-647-4106 Fax: 401-647-4107

Special Education Director - Brad Wilson ([email protected])

Assistant Special Education Director - Kyle Santos ([email protected])

Administrative Assistant (Finance/Medicaid): - Melissa Dalpe ([email protected])

Secretary (Census) - Sharon Bowden ([email protected])

Early Intervention/Child Outreach Coordinator ([email protected](647-7560)

Transition Facilitator (Secondary) - Nicole Miale ([email protected]) (401-647-9050)

LAC Information - Contact the Special Education office for dates/times of meetings (401-647-4106)

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


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.


  • Behavioral supports
  • Child Outreach Program 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
  • Early Intervention Program
  • Extended School Year program (ESY) – special education and related services provided beyond the regular 180-day school year determined by the evaluation team.
  • Adaptive Physical Education (APE) services
  • Occupational Therapy services (OT) services
  • Physical Therapy (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


Learning Disabilities (LD) - [email protected]

Medicaid programs (Katie Beckett) -

R.I. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development - [email protected]

Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) -

R.I. Parent Information Network -

Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) -

5/2013 updated 10/2017 update 2/2/2024

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