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Learn how the Sherlock Center is promoting success in the classroom and community for students with low incidence disabilities.



February 11, 2018

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College Planning Forum!

March 3, 2018
8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Providence College, Ruane Center for the Humanities

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The College Planning Forum is a great opportunity for high school students with IEP's, 504 plans and other needs to prepare for college. Registration is now open. This is a FREE full-day conference.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DEVELOPMENT/AMENDMENT OF STATE PLANS

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. The meeting will provide a forum to provide input to the State Plan. Attached please find the Public Hearing Notice for the public forum to be held :

DATE: March 8, 2018
TIME: 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Warwick Public Library
Room 101
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02889

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If you would like to view a DRAFT copy of the VR portion of the WIOA state plan updates, please go to: http://www.ors.ri.gov/StatePlanUpdates/2018%20State%20Plan%20Updates%20-%20clean%20copy.pdf adobe PDF logo

If you plan on attending and need any type of accommodation, please contact Sharon Dipinto, noted below, as soon as possible.

Sharon DiPinto
Sr. Human Services Policy & Systems Specialist
401.462-7818 (V) - 401.222.3574 (Fax)
Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street - Providence, RI 02903
www.ors.ri.gov

January 30, 2018

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Its not too soon to think about summer camp options!
Below is a link to 2018 summer camp options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and siblings. The list includes a brief description of each camp and a link to their website and/or contact information. The sharing of this list does not imply endorsement by the Sherlock Center, RI College.

2018 Camp List for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children adobe PDF logo 105 kb PDF

January 22, 2018

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Self-Employment Research Briefs

The NIDILRR-funded project on Workers with Psychiatric Disabilities and Self-Employment Through Microenterprise has published a series of research briefs highlighting the results of the survey research on self-employed individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Characteristics of Businesses and Business Owners adobe PDF logo (PDF) describes the survey participants' experiences with barriers and supports to self-employment and the types of businesses they run. Being and Becoming Self-Employed adobe PDF logo (PDF) provides insight into the experience of self-employment, the challenges, and strategies for overcoming challenges and reclaiming employment. Planning for the Future: Growth-Oriented Entrepreneurship adobe PDF logo (PDF) presents findings related to growing a business and planning for the future.

January 20, 2018

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Disability Stigma

Disability Stigma and Your Patients Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers

For people with disabilities, stigma can be a major barrier to participation. Stigmatizing attitudes about disabilities can also affect relationships between patients and providers. However, health care providers can be allies with their patients and help reduce the impact of stigma. Disability Stigma and Your Patients was developed by Arielle Silverman, PhD, and published by the University of Washington Aging RRTC.


January 16, 2018

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Supporting Kids With Autism

Education Week has produced a video with psychologist Laura Anthony from the Center of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children's National Health System explaining ways that teachers can support young children with autism in the classroom. Also, meet "Julia", Sesame Street's newest muppet, depicting a 4 year old girl with autism interacting with classroom peers.


January 15, 2018

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Film Showing and Discussion sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

My Hero Brother
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence

In this film, a group of young Israelis with Down Syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the Himalayas with their siblings. As they deal with physical and emotional challenges, unresolved conflicts surface and heartwarming friendships develop. Follow their difficult trials and poignant relationships set against the richly colorful backdrop of India. This film will open new horizons and greatly deepen your understanding of people with disabilities and their families. 1 hour, 18 minutes and will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

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January 9, 2018

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NPR: Special Series: Abused and Betrayed: People with Intellectual Disabilities and an Epidemic of Sexual Assault

At a moment of reckoning in the United States about sexual harassment and sexual assault, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that there's little recognition of a group of Americans that is one of the most at risk: adults with intellectual disabilities. The series starts on Monday, January 8 and runs through January 18th.

January 8, 2018

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Topical Webinar Five-Part Series on the Transition to Employment Among Youth Receiving SSI

Wednesday, January 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor

Young people with disabilities, especially those who receive SSI, need policies, programs, and interventions that can help them make a smooth transition into adult life, particularly into employment. However, many youth receiving SSI benefits fall behind their peers when it comes to achieving economic success and independence as adults, which raises questions about the effectiveness of existing supports. This issue is of particular policy interest given the major growth in the number of youth receiving SSI benefits over the past decade. Part 1 of this five-part webinar series will explore how benefits counseling, when paired with other interventions, can improve employment outcomes for young people with disabilities.

December 12, 2017

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Drivers Education offered by CCRI in ASL adobe PDF logo 336 kb PDF

RI Driver's Education course under CCRI will be offered at RI School for the Deaf. Instruction will be in ASL (American Sign Language). No interpreter. This 33-hour course will begin in January. Must attend all to meet the requirement of 33 hours driver's education and be at least 15 years and 10 months by the first class to register. Register in person at CCRI Center for Workforce & Community Education.

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