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Requesting Your Child's Records

Requesting Your Child's Records

NOTE: This sample letter could be sent to a teacher, Special Education Director, Principal, contact person or Superintendent. It is helpful to send it to the primary person you are working with and copying another as appropriate. 

Sample letter, Courtesy of NICHY, Communicating through Letter Writing

Rhode Island Bar Association

The objectives of the Rhode Island Bar Association are to uphold and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and the Constitution and laws of Rhode Island and to maintain representative, democratic government; to advance the science of jurisprudence; to promote the administration of justice; to uphold the honor and dignity of the process of law; to apply its knowledge and experience in the field of the law to the promotion of the public good; to encourage and cultivate social intercourse among the members of the Rhode Island Bar; and to cooperate with the American Bar Association, other national, regional and state bar associations and the local bar associations in the State of Rhode Island.

RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals

The RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals committed to assuring access to quality services and supports for Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse issues, and chronic long term medical and psychiatric conditions. Our mission includes addressing the stigma attached to these disabilities as well as planning for the development of new services and prevention activities.

RI Department of Education

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Website!

RI Department of Health and Adolescent Health Transition

The Rhode Island Department of Health's mission is to prevent disease and protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.

The Office of Special Healthcare Needs is responsible for assisting youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities to transition to the adult systems of primary and specialty care, education, employment, and insurance. The Adolescent Healthcare Transition program makes resources available for physicians, parents, and youth regarding the timeline and necessary components of transition that support self-determination.

RI Department of Human Services, Office of Rehabilitation Services

The mission of the RI Department of Human Services, Office of Rehabilitation Services, is to empower individuals with disabilities to choose, prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and integration into society.

RI Disability Law Center

The RI Disability Law Center assists Rhode Islanders with differing abilities in their efforts to achieve full inclusion in society and to exercise their civil and human rights through the provision of legal advocacy.

RI Legal Services

RI Legal Services’ basic priorities are to ensure that low-income people have food, shelter, income, medical care, and freedom from domestic violence. To accomplish this, RILS provides a full range of legal assistance, including advice and brief service, investigation, negotiation, and litigation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. RILS also provides community legal education services to its client community.

RI Special Education Regulations

RI Special Education Regulations are user friendly version developed by the RI Legal Services. (pdf)

RI Technical Assistance Project

The Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) is a statewide resource center for technical assistance and support, professional development and training, and policy analysis and interpretation. The resources of the RITAP are organized to assist state and local agencies, institutions of higher learning and families in the delivery of quality education and support services for all children including those with disabilities.

RTI Questions and Answers

"What is Response to Intervention (RtI)?" This PowerPoint introduces and explains what RTI is and how it is being used in Rhode Island schools. This was developed and presented by the Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). 

Schizophrenia

The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information about Schizophrenia. It includes the following topics:

  • Schizophrenia in Children
  • Schizophrenia
  • State and National Resources
  • Library Page

All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing

Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing

Sensory Integration Disorder
The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with an overview on Sensory Integration. This packet covers the following topic areas:
Sensory Integration what it is
Skills Assessment for Sensory Integration
How is SPD Treated
Sensory Integration Tips for Teachers
When Sensory Integration Disorder Interferes with Your Child’s Social Skills
National & State Resources
MPF Library Materials
All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

State and National Resources

A list of State and National Resources

Statewide Parent Information Network (SPIN) Sign Up Sheet for Materials

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