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Student Support Services 

Our Mission

Our Staff

The Little Compton School Department’s Student Support Services department is fully committed to providing all students with opportunities along a continuum of services that offer access to and participation in the activities of the school and community environments as appropriate to the age and educational needs of the student.  Services for students with disabilities are planned with long term outcomes in mind. Annual goals and objectives consider development in the areas of curriculum and instruction, functional skills such as; independent functioning, social and emotional functioning, communication, and career skills. 
We collaborate with school personnel to support the specialized instruction and services for our students. Parents are encouraged to work with the school’s Principal, Guidance Counselor, Teachers and Related Service Personnel throughout this process.

Mark Dufresne

Director of Student Support Services

Early Childhood Coordinator

Meriah Dufur

Administrative Assistant
Data Manager

Kimberly Smith

Child Outreach Coordinator

If there is an indication that a student has a disability which impacts their educational performance they may be eligible for special education services. The process toward referral includes:
  • MTSS Team (Multi-Tiered System of Supports – formerly “RTI”)
  • Referral to the Eligibility Team with all necessary data and documentation – ETM
  • Determination of Necessary Data and Evaluation Information
  • Determination of Eligibility for Special Education Services-Case Conference
  • If eligible, Development of an Individual Education Plan-IEP
As special education services continue to expand and change, we remain steadfast to continue our commitment of providing appropriate services for children with special needs.
We are always available to support families and their children. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be reached at 401-592-0363.

Your rights under IDEA
and R.I. regulations. 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, and the Regulations of the Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Governing the Education of Children with Disabilities, require schools to provide you, the parents of a child with a disability, with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards (your rights) available under IDEA and the R.I. regulations. 

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