(401) 941-8353

Regional Transition Centers

Rhode Island Regional Transition Centers

In order to assist Local Educational Agencies in meeting the secondary transition requirements, West Bay Collaborative maintains four Regional Transition Centers (RTCs). These centers assist middle and high schools regionally and statewide through coordination of the four Regional Transition Coordinators.

The services provided through the RTCs include service to public, non-public and charter schools serving youth eligible under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and work in partnership with adult service agencies, higher education institutions, training programs, and parent advocacy organizations serving young adults with disabilities.

West Bay Regional Transition Center
Therese Curran
Director of Transition & Vocational Services
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
P: 401-941-8353 x124
F: 401-941-8535
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Northern RI Regional Transition Center
Jennifer Doucette
Director of Regional Transition – Northern Region
10 Memorial Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
P: 401-465-2466
F: 401-941-8535
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Southern Regional Transition Center
Kerri Collins
Director of Regional Transition – Southern Region
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
P: 401-481-5161
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East Bay Regional Transition Center
Meaghan Gilmartin
Director of Regional Transition – East Bay Region
144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888
P: 401-941-8353 x123
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“West Bay Collaborative and its staff are consistently reliable. Program staff is always available to provide support…[we are] consistently satisfied with West Bay Collaborative’s vetting process and selection of participants for career exploration and trial work activities…I feel that West Bay Collaborative is sensitive to our business’s needs in the selection of interns and other program participants.”

Laura Liddle, Director
Liddle Tots II Teen


“I thought this program was fantastic! It gave my son some great work experience that he can apply as a working adult. I really appreciate the personalization in that the experiences were tailored to his interests.”

KM, Parent


In my 50+ years in education, I can truly say Kerri Collins provides outstanding leadership as the Coordinator for the Southern Regional Transition Center. She brings passion, humor, warmth and a strong ethical commitment to her work. She provides in service training to our staff and parents. Also, she was and is instrumental in helping to develop and update our scope and sequence for transitioning our students from high school to the next phase in their adult lives.” 

Dr. Mark Hawk, Director of Special Education
New Shoreham School District


My experience with all of my job experiences were wonderful.”

ES, Student


“My work experiences were different but in a fun, low stress way to meet new people.”

IA, Student


“Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses is pleased with our association with West Bay Collaborative’s Transition and Vocational Services…[They are] consistently reliable every time we work with them. Program staff is always available to provide support and promptly address any issues that may arise. Kudos to West Bay Collaborative’s professional staff and their approach to helping all they serve.”

Ed DiOrio, Executive Director of Operations
Cardi’s Furniture and Mattresses

Main Office
Transition & Vocational Services
Professional Development

144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888

Phone: (401) 941-8353
Fax: (401) 941-8535

Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

Alternative Learning Program
Grades K-6

1196 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

Phone: (401) 270-8588
Fax: (401) 270-8429

Hours: Monday-Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm;
9:00am - 12:45pm 

Alternative Learning Program
Grades 6-12

51 Draper Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889

Phone: (401) 734-3440
Fax: (401) 734-3443

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00am - 2:00pm;
8:00am - 12:00pm