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Person-Centered Thinking Facilitator / Advisor Training

Rhode Island is in the process of expanding and refining Person-Centered practices throughout the state. One of the most important components of Person-Centered Thinking is the Facilitator who advises and assists the person to actively participate in developing a plan for all domains of their life. A work group of people who have a developmental disability, family members, advocates and service providers has developed the "Rhode Island Person-Centered Thinking Guide" available below. This Guide is the basis of the 18-hour training that will assist any interested person (who has real life experience with adolescents and/or adults who have developmental disabilities) to become a better facilitator and advisor. A brief outline of the core components of the Person-Centered Thinking process is also available below.

Person-Centered Thinking Structural Components 265 kb (PDF)

Rhode Island Person-Centered Thinking Guide 9 MB (PDF)

All sections will be held in the Training Room (017) at the Sherlock Center / RI College.

Morning Section - Provider Agency Personnel
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting dates: Mondays, June 10, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
Print Flyer 302 kb (PDF)
Register Online

Afternoon Section - School Personnel Involved with Transition-Aged Students who have an Intellectual or Developmental Disability
Special Education 580 Workshop - 3 Graduate Credits
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Meeting dates: Mondays/Wednesdays, May 13 - June 19, 2019
Print Flyer 190 kb (PDF)
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Space is limited. Use the online link above to register for your session of choice. A confirmation and parking pass will be issued upon registering.

Accommodations Requests

If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., ASL Interpreter,), materials in an alternate format (e.g. large print) or information in a language other than English in order to fully participate in an event, please make your request known when you register or contact Elaine Sollecito at the Sherlock Center.

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Rhode Island College
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Providence, RI 02908
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TTY via RI Relay: 711 or (800)745-5555
Spanish via RI Relay: 711 or (866) 355-9241

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