Two from Sherlock Center at RIC receive awards from Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Christine Wilson of Burrillville, who teaches students with visual impairments at the Sherlock Center, received a 2012 Award of Excellence for Direct Service to Children with Visual Impairments from the Northeast Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NE/AER).
The award recognizes dedicated service and an innovative approach in the field of education, as well as an individual’s significant contribution to the independence of children with visual impairment.
Wilson, who provides direct and consultative instruction to students and school districts in northern Rhode Island, was presented the award at the annual NE/AER conference held in Newport on Nov. 14.
Also at the conference, Sherlock Center director Anthony Antosh was presented with the Distinguished Services Award for his ongoing support of students with vision impairments.
Wilson works in collaboration with the Rhode Island Vision Education and Services Program (RIVESP) team at the Sherlock Center, which provides teaching and consultation services to children who are blind or visually impaired, their families and educational staff.
RIVESP, which is supported by the state Department of Education, became affiliated with the Sherlock Center in 2004. The program has grown to include 13 full-time and two part-time teachers of the visually impaired, as well as three full-time orientation and mobility specialists.