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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 Fall 2014. 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 2014.
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 2014.
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, a regular 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.
The next Inclusion Institute is schedule for November 14, 2014
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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