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2012 NE AER Awards
Award recipients, Christine Wilson and Tony Antosh, and RIVESP team.
Christine Wilson, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments at the Sherlock Center, is the recipient of the 2012 NEAER Award of Excellence for Direct Service to Children with Visual Impairments. This award recognizes a teacher whose dedicated service and innovative approach is outstanding in the field of education and significantly contributes to the independence of children with visual impairment. Christine provides direct and consultative instruction to students and school districts in northern RI. Mrs. Wilson was presented the award at the annual NEAER conference held in Newport, RI on November 14, 2012.
Christine Wilson works in collaboration with the Rhode Island Vision Education and Services Program (RIVESP) team at the Sherlock Center. RIVESP provides teaching and consultation services to children who are blind or visually impaired, their families and educational staff within the school environment. The array of services available includes Early Intervention, Orientation and Mobility, and the instruction of specific compensatory skills to children from birth through 21 years.
Dr. A. Anthony Antosh, Director of the Sherlock Center and Professor of Special Education at RI College, was also presented with the Distinguished Services Award at the Conference in recognition for his ongoing support of students with vision impairments.
The 2012 Northeast AER Conference was held on November, 14 -16, in Newport, RI. More than 240 educators and professionals were in attendance. For more information on the Northeast Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NEAER) go to www.neaer.umb.edu.
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