Northern RI Collaborative's Auditory - Oral Program
Orchard Farms Elementary School
1555 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921
(401) 270-8725 Voice
Web site: www.nric-ri.org
Summary: The Auditory-Oral Program offers an educational option for eligible children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn to listen and talk as their primary way of communicating and learning. The program opened in April 2005. The program’s MISSION is to prepare children to successfully join their hearing peers in general early childhood or elementary classroom settings in their home district by offering a period of intensive auditory and spoken language development as well as a continuum of services for students in the general education setting in their home schools.
Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)
Ken Wagner, Commissioner
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-4600 Voice
Web site: www.ride.ri.gov
Summary: RIDE and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education aim to lead and support schools and communities in ensuring that all students achieve at the high levels needed to lead fulfilling and productive lives, to succeed in academic and employment settings, and to contribute to society.
Rhode Island School for the Deaf (RISD)
Nancy Maguire Heath, Director
One Corliss Park
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-3525 Voice
(401) 216-8425 Videophone
(401) 243-1024 Fax
Web site: http://rideaf.ri.gov/
The Rhode Island School for the Deaf is a State of RI resource center, established by statute, to provide a variety of professional and educational services to students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, wherever they learn in Rhode Island.
RISDeaf has served RI’s children for 140 years. Our spectrum of services consists of:
• 0-3 services for very young children and their families,
• Free audiology screenings through age 18 years,
• Bilingual-bimodal public school (ASL/English), offering Preschool-Grade 12 academic classrooms,
• 18-21 prevocational, special education services,
• Transition Academy: 1 year post-grad program addressing unmet transition needs,
• Outreach services to districts, charters, agencies serving deaf/hard-of-hearing students.
Information on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children's Bill of Rights