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Rhode Island Department of Education

special education resources State of Rhode Island
Rhode Island Department of Education
Office For Diverse Learners
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903

Tel: 401.222.4600
Call Center: 222-8999
Main Office: 222-3505
Fax: 222-6030
Director, Kenneth Swanson
Office Manager, Phyllis Pezzullo 222-8333


Special Education Services
in the State of Rhode Island

The Office of Special Populations of the Rhode Island Department of Elemantary and Secondary Education has a large set of links to many areas of special needs assistance, including:

For Children who have:
  • Autism
  • Emotional-Behavior Challenges
  • Blind & Visual Impairments
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities & Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Speech & Language Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Severe and Profound Developmental Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADD/ADHD
Program Area:
  • Individual Education Program (IEP)
  • Secondary Transition
  • Differentiating Instruction/Diverse Learning Needs
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Medicaid Services in the Schools
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Students Learning Beyond Grade Level (gifted and talented)
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Preschool Special Education

The site provides links to many other special education offices and services for families with special education needs.

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