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Sherlock Center Resources For Providers

Below are highlights of projects and resources that may be of assistance to providers and the individuals they serve. Click the links for additional information available on this site.


Supported Parenting
This initiative provides a variety of support services to parents self identified as having learning difficulties and/or cognitive challenges. Families must be involved in the CASSP Program and be currently raising a child or children.

Early Intervention Training and Technical Assistance
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services is the lead agency for the Early Intervention system in RI. They have contracted with the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities to provide training and technical assistance to DHS staff, to families, to EI providers and to community practitioners.

Employment Supports The Sherlock Center collaborates with local government agencies such as the Office of Rehabilitation Services / DHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities, BHDDH, and netWORKri to promote systems change and to increase the capacity of Rhode Island employment providers. The Sherlock Center offers a comprehensive training program and a variety of workshops for direct support professionals, managers, job developers, and educators supporting individuals with disabilities to become meaningfully employed. Individualized technical assistance is also available by request.

Community Supports Navigator Project
A Community Supports Navigator provides young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and trusted allies the guidance needed to plan for meaningful, contributing adult lives in their communities after graduation from high school.
The Sherlock Center has developed a team of Community Supports Navigators, trained in the values of self-determination, person-centered planning facilitation, and the processes for accessing natural, community and formal supports including the management of self-directed supports for people with developmental disabilities in RI.

Family to Family of RI
Family to Family of Rhode Island is a network created by families for families of children and adults with special needs. The network offers opportunities for families to connect with one another to share experiences, information, and/or support. A searchable directory is available on the Internet and by calling (401) 727-4144, ext. 161. Membership in the network is not required to use the Directory or to contact a participating family.

RI Services to Children and Youth with Dual Sensory Impairments (DSI) Project
The DSI Project provides family and professional support, coordination of services, information, technical assistance, and training to children with dual sensory impairments, from birth through 22 years of age.

Sherlock Sentinels
The Sentinel Project strives to bring together individuals with disabilities and their family members to share their experiences with the Sherlock Center and one another. Members have a voice in affecting the efforts of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities and the lives all of persons with disabilities in Rhode Island. The Sentinel Project is the Consumer Advisory Committee for the Sherlock Center. New members are welcome to join.

Below is a partial list of publications designed for providers and the individuals they support. Click the Publications Link (below) for a complete list.
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The Sherlock Center offers a variety of courses, workshops and conferences on topics such as positive behavioral supports, employment of persons with disabilities, transition, assistive technology, special education and inclusion. Join our mailing list to receive direct announcements or click the Training & Events link (below) for current offerings.

Supporting Meaningful Employment
A Person-Centered Approach to Career Planning, Job Development and Retention

This interactive, multi-day training is focused on best practices in person-centered employment services. Topics include: Career Planning, Job Development, Job Coaching, ORS SE Report Writing, Community and Web-based Resources, RI Labor Market Information, Job Creation/Restructuring and SSA Work Incentives. The next course begins on September 14, 2007.

Introduction to Early Intervention
This introductory training covers topics critical to understanding the Early Intervention community in Rhode Island, including the values embedded in the EI system and the federal and state laws which serve as the foundation for EI services. The training addresses core competencies related to the components of the EI system. The next course begins on October 16, 2007.

The Sherlock Center has a lending resource library with over 1500 books, periodicals, software and videotapes. If you are in need of a specific resource, let us know and we will do out best to provide assistance. Click the Resource Library link (below) for more information.

Quick Links  | Resource Library | Adapted Literature/Lessons | Publications |

Family Employment Awareness Training | Inclusion Institutes | Self Directed Supports User Group | Supported Decision Making/Alternatives to Guardianship | Work Incentives Information Sessions | Cancellation Procedures

Academic/Certificate Programs
CGS in Autism Education | CGS in Severe Intellectual Disabilities | CUS in College and Career Attainment for Students with ID | DirectCourse | Supporting Meaningful Employment
For Individuals & Families
Family to Family of RI Directory | Life after High School: A Guide for Students with VI | RI Employment Service Agencies | RI Health Resources | Self-Directed Supports for Adults with DD
For Providers RI Outcome Surveys

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Projects & Services
Community Supports Navigator Program | Early Childhood | Early Intervention | Educational Advocate Program | Employment Supports | Person Centered Thinking | RI Services to Children and Youth with Dual Sensory Impairments | RI Vision Education & Services Program | School Wide PBIS | Sherlock Sentinels |
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