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November 27, 2017
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A workshop for parents and professionals

Thursday, December 14th, 5:30 PM 7:00 PM
Sponsored by the Rhode Island Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Keynote speaker: Janet DesGeorges

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This workshop will examine how parents, professionals, educators and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems and school-based settings can work together to help children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing succeed. Keynote speaker Janet DesGeorges will discuss the power of positive, equality-based partnerships and successful teaming for the benefit and success of deaf children, including how to engage challenging and/or under-involved families.

November 20, 2017

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The RI Governors Advisory Council for the Blind (GAC) is seeking new members!

The Council is an advisory body appointed by the Governor and mandated by RI Law 40-9-3. The GAC requires 9 members. Each member serves a 5 year term and is selected with regard to his/her interest in and their knowledge of the conditions regarding the blind and visually impaired. If you or someone you know is a person with blindness, or interested in joining this group, please contact the RISBVI Administrator Laurie DiOrio 462-7889 or email laurie.diorio@dhs.ri.gov.

The Council meets quarterly and welcomes new participants. The Council's duties include:
  • Advising the Rhode Island Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired regarding the programs provided by the agency.
  • Participating in collaborative relationships with the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) and the Statewide Independent Living Council (RISILC).
  • Providing oversight responsibility to the Independent Living Program for the Older Blind.
  • Advocating for issues impacting RI Residents living with blindness and visual impairment.

November 15, 2017

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The Rhode Island State Rehabilitation Council and the Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) will conduct a public meeting to allow interested groups, organizations and all segments of the public an opportunity to comment on the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Supported Employment as required by the Rehabilitation Act as amended as required by the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 and Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The meeting will provide a forum to provide input to amending the current State Plan to establish a waitlist for Category 1 under the Order of Selection. (OOS).

To view revised draft to State Plan, visit http://www.ors.state.ri.us/CurrentNews.html.

November 21st, 2017, 2:00 4:00 p.m.
Warwick Public Library
Room 101
600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI 02889

The Warwick Public Library is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Anyone requiring accommodations must contact Sharon DiPinto at (Voice) 462-7818;
Spanish 272.8090;
Relay RI 711; prior to November 7, 2017.
Please refrain from wearing scented products to the meeting.

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