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!



The Chicks Have Hatched at AOP!

Students in both our Orchard Farms classrooms studied the life cycle of the chicken.  The chicks hatched on April 14th and will be returned to Casey Farm on Friday April 17th where we hope they will enjoy a long and fun life.

Congratulations to TEC Staff Members!

Congratulations to the following members of our TEC staff who recently received their Certified Employment Support Professional certification:

Justine Beatini, Donald Blais, Kerri McLaughlin, Nicole Miale and Della Nimely


NRIC Teacher Assistant Training Schedule for 2014-2015

 May 2015   Click here to register for this session.  

Our next session will be held in July 2015 -- Stay tuned for details. 


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.

NRIC Receives Wellness Leadership Award!

NRIC was the recipient of the 2014 Wellness Leadership Award by the RI Interlocal Risk Management Trust at their Annual Loss Prevention Luncheon.  NRIC was recognized for its demonstration and commitment to creating a safe and healthy workplace through the development of innovative wellness and ergonomic programs. 

Chris Herren visits Northern RI Collaborative Students.

On May 28, former basketball star Chris Herren went to St. James School. Read the attached article for more information: