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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

Family Employment Awareness Training

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Family Employment Awareness Training (FEAT) is designed for families, their young adults (age 14 - 21) with developmental disabilities, and the professionals who support them.

FEAT is presented by family support staff of the Sherlock Center on Disabilities. All are family members of people with disabilities and have years of experience in supporting individuals and families in their transition from school to employment. See information below regarding goals and training topics covered at each session. There is no cost to attend.

FEAT Goals:
  1. To raise families' expectations for community integrated employment of the young adult with a disability.
  2. To increase knowledge of state and federal resources to support the employment of the young adult.
FEAT, developed at The University of Kansas Beach Center on Disability, has been researched and proven to be effective in meeting these goals. The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities has adapted FEAT for use in Rhode Island.

Session Schedule

Register Online

The spring session FEAT will be held online. The training will consist of four 90-minute sessions. Participation in all four sessions is encouraged but not required. Register online using the link below. If you would like paper copies of the training handouts, please make your request in the registration form at least two weeks in advance of the first session.

Session Dates/Times:
June 5, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
June 7, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
June 12, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
June 14, 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Note: This is an interactive training. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions. The training sessions will not be recorded.

FEAT Participant Testimonial - YouTube Video (:41)

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To ensure your registration is received in a timely manner, it is recommended that you register using the online form. Please allow extra time to process your information if registering by fax, mail, or phone.

FEAT Flyer and Registration Form PDF image 386 kb (PDF)

Fax: 401-456-8150
Phone: 401-456-2764
TTY via RI Relay: 711 or 800-745-5555
Spanish via RI Relay: 711 or 866-355-9214
Mailing Address:
Sherlock Center
Rhode Island College
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

Accommodations Requests

If you need a reasonable accommodation (ASL Interpreter, materials in an alternate manner, etc.) to fully participate in an event, please make your request known when you register or contact Elaine Sollecito at the Sherlock Center.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning about FEAT and needs information presented in a language other than English, please contact Crystal Cerullo ccerullo@ric.edu. Depending on interest and available resources, sessions may be scheduled in alternative languages.

Registration Support

Vanessa Hollands

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