Transition Barbara Mulligan - Assistant Administrator - Transition The Office of Rehabilitation Services has a strong commitment to assist students with disabilities with transition planning to adult life. ORS Counselors work with all school districts, families and students to prepare for job training, career development and employment opportunities after high school. ORS Counselors provide technical assistance, consultation, information and referral services to school systems and work in close partnership with the 5 Regional Educational Collaboratives, netWORKri and other agencies to improve transition planning. What is Transition? Transition is the process of preparing students for life after high school and includes planning for post-secondary education, training, employment or community living. What are Transition Services? Transition services are activities and supports designed to help the student to identify his/her interests and strengths so that they can work on the skills needed to be successful in employment and adult living. These services are provided by schools, families, community members, and agency providers. Students set goals, develop a plan to meet the goals, and participate in transition services to begin their preparation for life after high school. What Are Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)? The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) affords ORS the opportunity to provide students with disabilities who have IEPs or 504 plans, regardless of application status, with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). These Pre-ETS Services are authorized on a fee-for-service basis, with ORS-approved vendors, to students with disabilities. The Pre-ETS services are quite prescriptive and limited to these five focus areas: (1) Job Exploration Counseling, (2) Work-Based Learning, (3) Counseling Opportunities for Enrollment in Comprehensive Transition or Post-Secondary Educational Programs, (4) Workplace Readiness Training, and (5) Self-Advocacy. Fact Sheets Career Planning for Students Fact Sheet PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Career Planning for Students Fact Sheet (En Espanol) PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Pre-ET Fact Sheet English PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Pre-ETS Fact Sheet Spanish PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes RI Regional Transition Centers Brochure PDF file, less than 1mbmegabytes Links Project Search - (Channel 10 Health Check Report) RI Early Intervention Training and Technical Assistance Project (RITAP)http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/eihome.html East Bay Regional Transition Center Joanne DelAngelo, Coordinator 200 Metro Center Boulevard, Suite 5 Warwick, RI 02886 phone: 401-862-4133 email: firstname.lastname@example.org://ebecri.org/specialservices/rtc East Providence, Portsmouth, Warren/Bristol, Little Compton, Barrington, Middletown, Tiverton, Newport Northern RI Regional Transition Center Jennifer Doucette Director of Regional Transition – Northern Region 51 Intervale Avenue North Providence, RI 02911 phone: 401-465-2466 fax: 401-941-8535 email: email@example.com://www.nric-ri.org/transition-employment-center/northern-ri-regional-transition-center Pawtucket, Central Falls, Johnston, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Lincoln, Burrillville, Smithfield, North Smithfield, North Providence Southern RI Regional Transition Center Director of Regional Transition – Southern Region 859 Nooseneck Hill Road West Greenwich, RI 02817 phone: 401-481-5161 email: firstname.lastname@example.org N. Kingstown, S. Kingstown, Narragansett, Westerly, E. Greenwich, Exeter/West Greenwich, Chariho, New Shoreham, Jamestown, Providence West Bay Regional Transition Center Therese Curran, Director of Transition & Vocational Services 144 Bignall Street Warwick, RI 02888 phone: 401-941-8353 x124 fax: 401-941-8535 email: email@example.com://www.westbaycollaborative.org/transitional-vocational-services Coventry, Cranston, Foster, Glocester, Foster/Glocester Regional, Scituate, Warwick, West Warwick For more information, please contact the Assistant Administrator - Transition, Barbara Mulligan, at 401.787.2498 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.