Starting in January 2015, multiple offerings of the Sherlock Center’s “Supported Meaningful Employment Training Series” will be available in half-day and full-day sessions. The series is designed to help employment professionals (job developers, vocational specialists, job coaches, direct support professionals, etc.) to earn an ACRE Certificate.
The goal for every person with a developmental disability is a life that includes a good place to live, individualized integrated employment, and an individual lifestyle. There is a national body of evidence from multiple states that has documented strategies that are effective in achieving that goal. The mission of the federally designated Developmental Disabilities Network (Sherlock Center, RI Disability Law Center and the RI Developmental Disabilities Council) in each state is to disseminate that evidence in a way that stimulates discussion of policy and practice and increases the capacity of individuals, families, providers and advocates to implement effective practice.
A series of public forums and workshops are planned and scheduled over the next year beginning in February 2014 that are focused on promoting a comprehensive approach to transition and integrated employment.