Events, Education & Training

Coordinator of Access to Integrated Employment Vicki Ferrara leads a session of Supporting Meaningful Employment in the training room at the Sherlock Center. On the screen behind her is a PowerPoint that reads Work Culture and Social Inclusion.

The Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College’s grant funding allows us to offer no-cost or low-cost trainings for individuals with disabilities, family members and providers to learn about topics such as disability-related work incentives and support services to help people go to work; person-centered thinking; family employment awareness; and how to support meaningful employment.

Our events include Self-Directed Supports Network Meetings, which are open to anyone interested in learning more about self-directed supports or looking to connect with others, as well as the Community of Practice in Autism, which hosts a variety of speakers on topics such as inclusion, social skills instruction, improving outcomes and addressing challenging behavior for educators, individuals with disabilities, family members, community providers, clinicians, students others who are interested.

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Cancellation policy

If Rhode Island College cancels or delays classes because of inclement weather or an emergency situation, all on-campus Sherlock Center events, courses and meetings are canceled or delayed for the period indicated. Such announcements are made via Rhode Island Broadcasting Association stations and posted to the RIC website.

The Sherlock Center reserves the right to cancel any training session because of low enrollment.


The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities (No. 7 on the campus map) is located on the East Campus at Rhode Island College near the Recreation Center.

From the Mt. Pleasant Avenue entrance, take the second right on Cole Road. From the Fruit Hill Avenue entrance, follow the College Access Road to East Campus and take the first left onto Cole Road, after parking lot A.

At the fork, bear right onto Salisbury Drive and take a quick left. The Sherlock Center is located at the top of the road on the right. Parking is available at the center; extra parking is available along the road and in Lots E3 and E6.