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Current Year (2018) News Archives


March 4, 2018

New BHDDH Guide for Youth (PDF)

Check out the new Guide for youth with behavioral health needs in Rhode Island. “Take Charge of Your Behavioral Health” provides valuable information and resources for individuals and families.
February 27, 2018

Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security

Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) released this report that investigates the design and evaluation of approaches that alleviate poverty by addressing the needs of low-income parents and children. Programs that combine services intended to support both child development and parental economic security were examined. Recent advances in implementation science and other fields of research provide key insights for new programs that may prove more effective than similar programs designed in the 1980s and 1990s.

February 11, 2018

College Planning Forum!

March 3, 2018
8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Providence College, Ruane Center for the Humanities

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The College Planning Forum is a great opportunity for high school students with IEP's, 504 plans and other needs to prepare for college. Registration is now open. This is a FREE full-day conference.


The Rhode Island State Rehabilitation Council and the Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) will conduct a public meeting to allow interested groups, organizations and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Supported Employment as required by the Rehabilitation Act as amended. The meeting will provide a forum to provide input to the State Plan. Attached please find the Public Hearing Notice for the public forum to be held :

DATE: March 8, 2018
TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Warwick Public Library
Room 101
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02889

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If you would like to view a DRAFT copy of the VR portion of the WIOA state plan updates, please go to: http://www.ors.ri.gov/StatePlanUpdates/2018%20State%20Plan%20Updates%20-%20clean%20copy.pdf (PDF)

If you plan on attending and need any type of accommodation, please contact Sharon Dipinto, noted below, as soon as possible.

Sharon DiPinto
Sr. Human Services Policy & Systems Specialist
401.462-7818 (V) - 401.222.3574 (Fax)
Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street - Providence, RI 02903

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