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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

About Us

The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, founded at Rhode Island College in 1993, is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). UCEDDs are evidence driven and designed to advance policies, practices and research that improve the health, education, social and economic well-being of people with disabilities, their families, and their communities.
The mission of the Sherlock Center is to promote membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work and the community.

The Sherlock Center is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), a national network of 67 interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities. The Sherlock Center is also a LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Program.

Our Core Functions

The Sherlock Center partners with state and national agencies, schools, institutes of higher education and community providers to offer:
  • Interdisciplinary pre-service and community education
  • Technical assistance
  • Services
  • Research
  • Information

Supporting Meaningful Transition

Supporting youth to transition to adult life is a significant area of emphasis for the work of the Sherlock Center. Watch our new video to learn how the Sherlock Center is promoting meaningful transition through training, technical assistance and family engagement.

Our Areas of Emphasis

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Early Childhood and Education
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Inclusion and Community Membership
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Transition, Employment, and Adult Life
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Low Incidence Disabilities
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Workforce and Professional Development

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