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Performance Appraisals and Reasonable Accommodations: Keys to Keeping your Diverse Workforce - September 26, 2013 at New England Institute of Technology Sponsored by Citizens Bank and SHRM
Please join RIBLN for this informative and interactive session to learn how to improve your performance appraisals, reduce the stress in the process, avoid legal pitfalls, and provide reasonable accommodations for your valuable employees who have a disability.
Regional Opportunities regarding Sheltered Workshop Conversion and Community Integrated Employment
7th National Organizational Change Forum A Time for Change... Sheltered Workshop Conversion
October 22 & 23, 2013
Awesome iPAD Apps and Adaptations: Supporting Children with Vision and Multiple Disabilities,
October 10, 2013, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm,
Presenter: Dr. Theresa Wilkomm
This workshop will discuss and demonstrate amazing ways to use the iPad, apps, and adaptations to support children with vision and multiple disabilities. Participants will learn: three ways to create an accessible book on the ipad for students with low vision; how to create a portable scan and read station for $5.00 that uses an iPhone or an iPad; how to quickly create tactile graphic overlays for graphic intensive apps; low-cost easy to learn and use communication apps; apps for blind and visually impaired; 10 new ways to use the camera for students with vision and multiple disabilities; switch access and keyboard access solutions for the iPad and more.
Register by September 26, 2013.
Awesome iPAD Apps and Adaptation Flyer 60 kb (PDF)
Awesome iPAD Apps and Adaptation Flyer 1.2 MB (WORD)
AAIDD North East Region X 76 Annual Conference Employment First North East: Pathways to Jobs and Entrepreneurship 156 kb (PDF)
October 25, 2013 Mystic, CT
Certification as Special Educator of Children with Significant Intellectual Disabilities 195 kb (PDF)- 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 Significant Intellectual Disabilities. Federal grant funds (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 October 3rd. The registration deadline is September 30th. 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 - this is the only way to fulfill the practicum assignments that are part of this program
Local and Regional Training Opportunities for Employment Professionals 231 kb (PDF) - Developed by the Employment First Provider Workgroup in partnership with Rhodes to Independence.
Certificate of Graduate Study (CGS) in Autism Education 33 kb (PDF) -
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.
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 begins Fall 2013.
Introduction to Early Intervention
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 be 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.
Directions to Alton Jones 12.2 kb (PDF)
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.
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