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November 4, 2016

Sherlock Center Forums for Individuals and Families 181 kb (PDF)
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Individuals and Family Members - Share What Matters to You!

The Sherlock Center is working on its next five-year plan. We would like input from individuals with disabilities and family members regarding the needs of Rhode Islanders with disabilities. Please attend on November 16th to share your ideas. Two sessions are planned. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions. Light refreshments will be available.

Afternoon Session (1:30 - 3:00 PM) - Topics will include Self-determination, Community Membership and Workforce Development.

Evening Session (5:30 - 7:00 PM) - Topics will include Early Childhood & education, Transition to Adult Life and Low Incidence Disabilities (vision impairment, hearing loss, autism, etc.)

November 3, 2016

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in College and Career Attainment
DEADLINE FOR JANUARY START IS NOVEMBER 15, 2016!

Information and application guidance and materials at: https://www.ric.edu/cuscca

This is a two-year inclusive college certificate program at Rhode Island College designed for students with Intellectual Disabilities (age 18 - 30).

Who should participate: Questions? crosenbaum@ric.edu

October 13, 2016

Sherlock Center Forums for Individuals and Families
181 kb (PDF)
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The Sherlock Center is holding a forum on Wednesday evening, 5:30 – 7:00 PM for individuals and family members. The Sherlock Center is working on its next five-year plan. The focus of the session will be self-determination and community membership. Please join us and let us know what matters to you!

RSVP Online using the link above or contact the Sherlock Center at 401-456-2764 or esollecito@ric.edu.

The Sherlock Center is holding additional forums on November 16th. Topics that will be addressed include education, transition, and employment.


October 6, 2016

I Want You To Hear 1.02 MB (PDF)

Location: Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, Rhode Island College
Time:10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dates:
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
RSVP: Elizabeth Fairchild efairchild@cochlear.com or 919-710-6859

This educational seminar for families is about different options for your child’s hearing loss. The Cochlear Americas team will be talking about how natural hearing works vs a hearing aid and cochlear implants. You will be able to speak with families who have been down this path and can help mentor you though the process. Come meet other families who are going through the same experience you are and give your child the opportunity to meet others who have hearing loss.
September 27 , 2016

National Voter Registration Campaign

September 26 – 30th is National Voter Registration Week! The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is hosting a national nonpartisan social media campaign to drive voter registration by sharing information, resources and individual experiences.

In addition to sharing information throughout the week, on Thursday 9/29 at 4pmET, AUCD will host a Twitter Chat with Jennifer Mathis, Deputy Legal Director at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health law, to discuss the voting rights of voters with disabilities. Use the hashtag #PWSreg2vote to join the campaign.

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September 15 , 2016

A New Path: Employment Information Session for Families of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
193 kb (PDF)

Next session is October 6, 2016

Come learn more about employment possibilities for your family member with an intellectual disability. A New Path is sponsored by the Sherlock Center. The discussion will address: employment and community integration, employment supports and work incentives. Presenters will include a panel of people successfully employed in Rhode Island. Hear their stories and more. Register by September 29th.
September 8 , 2016

Rhode Island College Forum - Certificate of Undergraduate Study in College and Career Attainment
A College Opportunity for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:30—7:00 PM
Rhode Island College—Student Union Ballroom

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Download Forum Flyer 123 kb

Join us on September 29th at RI College to learn about the Certificate of Undergraduate Study in College and Career Attainment (CCA) for students with intellectual disabilities. Detailed information will be provided regarding eligibility, plan of study, and focus areas, as well as the application process and timelines. A question and answer period will follow. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP requested by September 22, 2016.


Access to the ARTS!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at RI College, Alger Hall 110

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Download Flyer 78 kb (PDF)

The Sentinels Advisory Committee at the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities invites individuals with disabilities, family members, and other members of the disability community to a celebration of creative expression at RI College. Guest Speaker: Randall Rosenbaum, Rhode Island State Council on the Art Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the RI State Council on the Arts, will talk about the opportunities and importance of participation of individuals with disabilities in the ARTS, including illustration, photography, music, dance, and more!

A display is planned to showcase the work of local artists with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities.

This event is sponsored by the Sentinels Advisory Committee. The Sherlock Sentinels and the Advisory Committee provides guidance and feedback to the Sherlock Center on the needs of individuals with disabilities living in Rhode Island. The Sherlock Center is recruiting new Sentinels. Information will be available at this event.
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