The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative is a public, non-profit educational institution established in 1987.

The multi-purpose educational collaborative provides special education programs and other educational services primarily to its member school districts in northern Rhode Island. 


This Week!



  • Congratulations to NRIC's Board of Superintendents Chair, Georgia Fortunato, for being named RI Superintendent of the Year!  Click here for details.


NRIC Offering Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training

NRIC will offer CPI Training for all professionals who work with students coming in the Spring of 2016.   Stay tuned for details. 

NRIC Teacher Assistant Training Schedule

   December 2015

   January 2016


Click here to register for one of the above sessions.  


Special Olympics Day is a Big Hit for Students, Staff & Parents

On April 17, 2015, two busloads of enthusiastic students and staff from NRIC rode to the RI College Murray Center for the Special Olympics Motor Activities Training program (MATP), a program for athletes not typically included in traditional Special Olympics programming.  Student athletes got to practice their skills in such activities as bowling, golf, basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer.  RI College student volunteers did a wonderful, enthusiastic job of welcoming and cheering all students from the Collaborative and assisted the Special Olympic athletes at the various sports stations that were set up for the morning events.  Several parents also attended the events to cheer on and assist their children which added to the heartwarming, enjoyable nature of the morning.  Click here for more info.

NRIC Celebrates 29th Annual Meeting!

On March 25, 2015, NRIC held our 29th Annual Meeting.  It was a great night to celebrate our many accomplishments and programs that are positively impacting the lives of children throughout Rhode Island.   In addition, we were happy to honor staff members who achieved 20 years of service along with employees who were recognized for their dedication and work achievements in promoting the mission of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative. Congratulations to all our award recipients, including Cindy VanAvery, who received the Director's Award.   Click here for more details.