Summer Graduate Course
Evidence Based Practices ad Curriculum for Students who have Significant Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities May 20 - June 26, 2013
3 Graduate Credits
Instructor: Dr. Tony Antosh
Description: It has been almost 40 years since the first efforts to develop meaningful curriculum and instruction for students with "severe disabilities." There has been a continuous stream of evidence that has led to integrated curriculum, increased inclusion, augmentative communication, supported employment and other concepts. Recent trends in education have begun to move the field away from these practices. This workshop is intended to help re-invigorate and redefine the field of severe disabilities in Rhode Island. Participants will review the history of the field, evidence based practices, curriculum models, and current challenges. Participants will participate in the development of integrated curriculum across several domains and the application of this curriculum to the design of a comprehensive model for effective public school instruction for students with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Certification as Special Educator of Children with Severe Disabilities - The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities and the Rhode Island Department of Education have created an opportunity for public school teachers to pursue certification as a Special Educator of Children with Severe Intellectual Disabilities. A Personnel Preparation Grant (obtained by the Sherlock Center) will provide partial tuition support for a cohort of teachers. The Sherlock Center is providing instruction, on-site technical assistance, and other resources. The session starts September 13th. The registration deadline is September 7th. Enrollment will be limited to twenty participants.
Interested participants MUST:
be certified as Special Educators of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities;
be employed by a public school district; and
have daily contact with students with severe disabilities
Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) in Autism Education -
Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) in Autism Education - The Rhode Island College Department of Special Education is offering a Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) in Autism Education. This certificate program is open to professionals who have a teaching certificate or related service (OT, SLP, etc.) license. Although applications are accepted on a rolling basis, to be considered for matriculation into the program for the fall semester, please have all application materials in by May 1.
Introduction to Early Intervention 55 kb (PDF)
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. This training is geared for all newly employed EI personnel hired within the last six months and is free of charge. The next session will start Fall 2013.
Supporting Meaningful Employment: 220 kb (PDF)
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 session is planned for Fall 2013.
Inclusion institutes provide the
opportunity for school personnel and parents to work in teams in planning for inclusion of individual children
who have developmental disabilities. Lead by Tony Antosh, these one-day institutes address barriers to meaningful inclusion.
Teams usually consist of the child's parents, a special educator, teaching assistants, therapists,
and others. Most teams also include either a principal or a special education director. Each Institute
consists of one full day; meals are included.
Next Inclusion Institute scheduled for May 17, 2013.
Full details are available in the flyer provided below. To register, use one of the registration forms provided below.
Inclusion Institute Materials:
Four planning charts are used to document information at the Inclusion Institutes. For those participants bringing laptops, you may find these files helpful in recording your information. Hard copies are provided at the training.
Traineeship/Fellowships offered through the Sherlock Center are designed to prepare
individuals from varying academic disciplines to be future leaders in the disability field. Opportunities
are typically available in the disciplines of special education, school psychology, social work, early childhood,
rehabilitation counseling, and other academic areas that impact the lives of individuals with disabilities
and their families. We are seeking prospective students (a) who are competent, (b) who have personal experience
with individuals who have a disability, (c) who are committed to a career supporting individuals who have a
disability or their families, and (d) who see themselves as future leaders. For specific information about traineeship opportunities, contact Shannon Dowd-Eagle at email@example.com