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The Recruitment and Retention Grant is an initiative supported by the Sherlock Center on disabilities and the Rhode Island Department of Human Services. The purpose of the grant is to assist the Early Intervention (EI) and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs in establishing and maintaining a well-trained workforce. The University of Rhode Island (URI) Retention and Recruitment Office was established within the Human Development and Family Studies department at the Kingston campus. The grant project is in its fourth year.

2008/2009 Outcomes: Retention and Recruitment Brochure511 kb (PDF)

The Retention and Recruitment project is lead by principal investigator, Karen McCurdy, Ph.D., who is joined by a Project Consultant and Graduate Assistants. The Recruitment and Retention Office can be reached by email at or phone at 401-847-4036. Go to for information on grant activities, upcoming conferences and presentations, and internships.
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