Amy Grattan

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
 
Phone: 401-456-4739
Email: agrattan@ric.edu
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Last Updated: June 14, 2010

 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Master Teacher, Autism Project
 
Discipline(s): Education: General
Education/Special Education
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership

Vita/Bio

 

 

Amy S. Grattan, M.Ed

 

EDUCATION

 

Masters of Special Education      BS Elementary/Special Education          High School Diploma

Rhode Island College, 2004        Rhode Island College, 1993                  Stonington High School, 1989

 

Certifications

 

Elementary Education Teacher Certification  

Mild/Moderate Special Education Teacher Certification

Severe/Profound Special Education Life Teacher Certification 

Director of Special Education Certification 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Master Teacher, Sherlock Center for Persons with Disabilities          September 2005 - present

Continued work with Autism Resource Center to provide ongoing consultations, trainings and professional develop to parents, professionals and Public School Departments in regards to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

Provide Technical Assistance the RI Department of Education to develop Alternate Grade Span Expectations.

 

Provide Technical Assistance to RI Department of Education to develop the New Alternate Assessment System.

 

Provide Technical Assistance the RI Department of Education to provide professional development for the New RI Alternate Assessment and Alternate Grade Span Expectations.

 

Provide Technical Assistance the RI Department of Education by participating as a Team Leader in the School Support Monitoring System for special populations.

 

Provide Technical Assistance the RI Department of Education by participating in the annual review and writing of the Federal Monitoring report, the State Performance Plan in regards to Assessment for Student with Disabilities.

 

Provide Technical Assistance the RI Department of Education in developing IEP's in relationship to the Alternate Grade Span Expectations and Alternate Assessment.

 

 

Consultant for the Early Childhood Standards Project        June 2003 - Present 

Train community early childhood providers in the use of the RI Early Learning Standards.

 

Participate in the development of extension workshops using the RI Early Learning Standards, Writing IEP's using the Early Learning Standards, Differentiating Instruction in the Early Learning Environment.

 

 

Consultant for Ocean State Community Resources    March 2005 - Present

Participate as a team member to develop Home Based Therapeutic Treatment plans for individuals with disabilities.

 

Provide ongoing consultation to home based therapy teams for individuals with disabilities

 

 

Adjunct Professor Rhode Island College              Spring 2007, Spring 2008

Instructor of the class SPED 534-01:  Involvement of Parents and Families Who Have Children with Disabilities.

 

 

Adjunct Professor Johnson and Wales College           Spring 2008

 

Instructor of the class EDUC 6032: Inclusive Settings for Young Children with Special Needs, an Administrator's Perspective

 

Instructor of the class SPED 5002:  Curriculum and Methods for Exceptional Children,  Summer 2006

 

Autism Fellow, Department of Education, Rhode Island      September 2003 - June 2005  

Individual student consultation to develop appropriate programs for students with autism

 

Program Consultation to develop appropriate programs for students with autism and increase the capacity school districts to provide services for students with ASD.

 

Provide workshops and trainings for school districts on research based practices for students with ASD.

 

Co- Coordinate the Autism Network to support school personnel, parents and care givers working with students with ASD.

 

Participate in the development of Alternate Grade Level Expectations for students with Low Incidence Disabilities.

 

 

Consultant to Measured Progress       July 2005- August 2005

Participate in the development of the RI Alternate Assessment Pilot manual.

Participate in the development of the RI Alternate Assessment Pilot training series. 

 

 

Special Education Teacher, Westerly, Rhode Island        November 1994 - June 2003

1997 - Present Special Education Teacher of Children with PDD/Autism

1994 - 1997 Severe and Profound Special Education Teacher

 

Develop and implement individualized programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other low incident disabilities

 

Supervise and train classroom assistants to work with students with disabilities

 

Design and implement an appropriate curriculum for an integrated preschool program 

 

Collaborate with families to teach them about school based interventions for children with low incidence disabilities

 

Collaborate with Home Based Therapeutic Agencies to assist in the coordination of program implementation

 

Advocate for students needs 

 

Collaborate with members of the evaluation team to ensure appropriate evaluations

 

Collaborate with Neurophysiologist to evaluate children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 

 

Work with consulting Behavior Psychologist to complete Functional Behavioral Analysis and design behavior plans for students.

 

Provide ongoing support and staff development to other special education teacher in the district

 

 

Consultant,  Autism Support Center, RITAP      September 2002- August 2003

 

Provide consultation services to classrooms and students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

Present workshops regarding best practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

                                       

Consultant for the Rhode Island Autism Project    September 1999 - August 2002

 

Preschool Teacher, Growing Children of Rhode Island        January 1994 - August 1994 

 

Special Education Teacher, Northern Rhode Island collaborative  July 1993 - August 199

 

Respite Provider, Community Care Nurses              September 1990 - February 1993

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Ability Plus, Annual Conference 2007

Autism Society of America, National Conference 2006

RIDE/RITAP Leadership Conference 2006

Stonington School Department Professional Development 2006, Stonington Ct.

CHILDSPAN Early Learning Conference, 2006

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REFERENCES

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