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

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October 10, 2014
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RI College Diversity Week - Access Challenge

The Sherlock Center sponsored an Access Challenge on Wednesday as part of Diversity Week at RI College. Students and other members of the RIC community participated in simulated activities to “see” what it is like to have low or no vision.

October 5, 2014
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Vermont closed workshops for people with disabilities; what happened next?
By Halle Stockton | PublicSource | Sept. 28, 2014

September 30, 2014
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Supporting Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families: Status and Trends Through 2012

This technical report describes results from a survey of state intellectual and/or developmental disabilities agencies for FY 2012 on the status and trends of long-term supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, focusing on supports provided in individualized settings (the home of a family member, a person's own home, a host home or foster family setting or group homes shared by three or fewer people with disabilities).

Published by the Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project (FISP) of the Institute's Research and Training Center on Community Living. By S.A. Larson, L. Hallas-Muchow, F. Aiken, A. Hewitt, L.L. Anderson, S. Pettingell, C. Moseley, M. Sowers, M.L. Fay, D. Smith, Y. Kardell, and J. Agosta.

September 24, 2014
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HCBS Advocates Toolkit

ASAN has published a toolkit for advocates, families and administrators on how to ensure that people with disabilities receive Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Services in integrated settings that offer full access to the community.
The new toolkit includes a resource for advocates and their families explaining what the new rule means and how to make their voices heard as their states make plans to comply with the new rule, a resource for state administrators and professionals on how to come into compliance with the new rule, a research brief, and fact sheet on integrated housing for people with disabilities.

September 18, 2014
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HELP Committee Hearing and Report Address Disability and Poverty pdf logo image

Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities
Full Committee Hearing, September 18, 2014

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Celebrating Babies Month in October! pdf logo image 1.4 MB (PDF)
October 20, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Rhode Island College

Join us for a free viewing of the documentary Babies directed by the award-winning filmmaker, Thomas Balmés. Dr. Susan Dickstein, Associate professor, Brown Medical School and Psychologist, Bradley Hospital, will lead the evening with a conversation about fostering “Infant/toddler and Family Mental Health.”

This event is sponsored by the Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health and the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities. Registration is required; there is no cost to attend.

September 9, 2014
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RIPIN Fall 2014 Workshop & Training Schedule now available. pdf logo image (PDF).

September 5, 2014
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Nominate a White House Champion of Change for Disability Employment

The White House is now accepting nominations for Champions of Change for disability employment. The Champions of Change award honors individuals across the nation who provide innovative employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, including workers with significant disabilities. Nominees will be invited to the White House to celebrate their accomplishments and showcase their efforts to ensure that individuals with significant disabilities have a fair shot at succeeding in the workforce.

September 3, 2014
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AAIDD 77th Annual Conference

Creating Entrepreneurship Options: Tools, Challenges and Opportunities
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October 24, 2014, Providence, RI
Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities available

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