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January 4, 2017

Kerri Zanchi, Former Massachusetts Rehabilitation Official, Named DD Director for Rhode Island
By Gina Macris, Developmental Disability News

Kerri Zanchi, a former high-level developmental disability service official in Massachusetts, has been named Rhode Island’s Director of Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). Zanchi, who has past ties to Rhode Island, begins her job here Jan. 23, according to Rebecca Boss, acting director of BHDDH. Read More.


December 20, 2016

The Sherlock Center was recognized by the North Kingstown Free Library for contributing to the installation of a Hearing Loop in the Meeting Room.

The Library was the recipient of a $2500 Access for All Abilities Mini-Grant intended to increase access to social, leisure and recreational activities by individuals with disabilities. A dedication was held at the North Kingstown Free Library on Saturday, 12/17/16, with a presentation by hearing loop advocate Juliette Stėrkens, AuD.

A Certificate of Appreciation was accepted on behalf of the Sherlock Center by Mary Anne Pallack, Associate Director. The next grant cycle is planned for summer 2017. Click here to join our mailing list for related announcements.

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, 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.


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