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May 10, 2018

Sherlock Sentinels Spring Meeting

June 6, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rhode Island College, Student Union Ballroom
Topic: RIde Program and Scheduling System
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Spring Meeting Flyer and Directions (English) 180 kb (PDF)
Spring Meeting Flyer and Directions (Spanish) 50 kb (PDF)

Join us to learn about the RIde Program and how to use their new automated scheduling system. RIPTA representatives will be available to answer your questions! Youth and adults with disabilities, family members, direct support staff, and others supporting persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

This event is sponsored by the Sentinels Advisory Committee. The Sherlock Sentinels and the Advisory Committee provide guidance and feedback to the Sherlock Center on the needs of persons with disabilities in Rhode Island. We are currently recruiting Sentinels. Information will be available at this event.
May 7, 2018

Scholarships available for Summer ZooCamp!

The ZooCamp Scholarship Fund for Children with Autism is now accepting applications for 2018 summer camp. The ZooCamp Scholarship Fund for Children with Autism is a collaborative effort of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at RI College and Roger Williams Park Zoo with the objective to increase accessibility of summer ZooCamp to children on the autism spectrum while providing supports for success. Multiple scholarships are available with a choice of weeks. A full-time Inclusion Specialist will work with ZooCamp staff to integrate campers into an inclusive, curriculum-based ZooCamp experience. Complete details and the application are provided in the flyers below.

2018 ZooCamp Scholarship Fund Application 326 kb PDF

2018 ZooCamp Scholarship Fund Flyer 476 kb PDF

April 18, 2018

#ICanCDE Photo-Sharing Campaign

The Campaign for Disability Employment recently launched a social media photo-sharing campaign. To participate, people with disabilities and employers are invited to share photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that illustrate the campaign's core message that "At work, it's what people CAN do that matters." These photos should be posted using the hashtag #ICanCDE. The CDE is a multi-organization effort funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy. Learn more about the photo-sharing campaign.
April 3, 2018

Meet the 2018 Sherlock Center Trainees!

As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), the Sherlock Center recruits trainees from various disciplines to develop their knowledge of disability issues at a local and national level. Trainees partner with staff and faculty to support current projects, participate in topical seminars, and attend national conferences and events.

Lucinda Churchill

Lucinda (Lucy) is a graduate student in the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College. She is working on a graduate certificate in trauma informed care and will earn her MSW in May. Lucy has extensive experience working with young children and infants; paying particular attention to helping families overcome barriers in school and the community. As a trainee, Lucy is interested in applying her knowledge and interest in trauma informed care to enhance supports for people with disabilities.

Nicole Meglio

Nicole is a first year graduate student in School Psychology Program at Rhode Island College. Nicole is interested in working with elementary school students and their families. She recently provided technical assistance to Henry Barnard Laboratory School to support inclusion of a young student who has Autism. As a trainee, Nicole is interested in learning how to help students succeed not only academically, but also behaviorally, socially and emotionally.

Brittany Resendes

Brittany is an undergraduate student in the School Psychology Program at Rhode Island College. She is currently interning as a School Psychologist at McCourt Middle School in Cumberland, RI, as well as completing a practicum at Elizabeth Carter Brooks Elementary School in New Bedford, MA. Brittany’s focus as a trainee is Autism Education.

Carla V. Sánchez De Andrade

Carla is a graduate student in the School Psychology Program at Rhode Island College. She is an intern in the Providence Public School District.  Carla likes to stay focused on the successful stores of people with diverse or significant disabilities – how they go against the odds to accomplish their goals. As a trainee, she plans to focus on advocacy, grant writing and learning more about available resources to support people with disabilities.

Lori Turner

Lori is a graduate student in the Elementary Education Program at Rhode Island College. Lori has a background in social work, however, her long-term goal is to be a Special Education Teacher at the elementary level. As a trainee, Lori is focused on learning more about educational advocacy for students in state care and is interested in Autism Education.

Meg Voyer

Meg is a graduate student in the Art Education Program at Rhode Island College. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016. Meg had the opportunity to work with students with disabilities through her elementary practicum experience. As a trainee, Meg would like to gain knowledge about the disability field that she can apply to her future career as an art educator.

Supporting Meaningful Transition

Supporting youth to transition to adult life is a significant area of emphasis for the work of the Sherlock Center. Watch our new video to learn how the Sherlock Center is promoting meaningful transition through training, technical assistance and family engagement.

YouTube video link.
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