A. Anthony Antosh, EdD

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8072
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: November 17, 2019

A. Anthony Antosh

Specialty Resource Contacts: Inclusive Curriculum
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Direct Support Professionals Training Project
Positive Behavior Supports
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Quality of Life Outcome Measures, Post School Outcomes
Education: 1985 Ed.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1975 M.Ed. Rhode Island College
1970 B.S. Ohio University
Service: Leadership, Public Policy, Family Support, Children with Low Incidence Disabilities


I. Education

1985 Ed.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1975 M.Ed. Rhode Island College
1970 B.S. Ohio University

II. Professional Experience

1993 - Present Director, Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities.
1995 - Present Professor of Special Education, Rhode Island College.
1975 - 1995 Associate Professor (1986-1995).
Assistant Professor (1978-1986).
Instructor (1975-1978).
1986 - 1987 Mary Tucker Thorpe Professor for Distinguished Teaching.
1981 - 1984 Chair, Department of Special Education.
1969 - 1975 Teaching and Human Service Positions.

III. Other Selected Professional Experiences

2006 - Present AUCD Board of Directors, At Large Member
Ongoing - Steering Committees and/or Administrative Teams for various initiatives in five Rhode Island state agencies
1982 - Present Monitor, United States District Court, Iasimone v. Garrahy,Class Action which resulted in the closing of Ladd Center
2006 - Present AUCD Board of Directors, Member at Large
1994 - Present Various AUCD Committees including Legislative Affairs Committee and NIRS Committee
2008 - Special Legislative Commission on Olmstead Decision
2008 - Special Legislative Commission on Autism
2003 - 2006 Special Legislative Commission on Children with Visual Impairments
1999 - 2002 Committee to Implement the "Children with Disabilities Study" mandated by the RI Legislature
1998 - 2000 Governor's Commission to Study Early Intervention
1996 - 1999 Steering Committee to Conduct a Review of the RI Division of Developmental Disabilities.
1990 - 1992 Governor's Beyond Ladd Task Force.
1989 - 1991 President, State Association, ARC-RI.
1988 - 1993 Blue Ribbon Commission on Governor's Schools.
1987 - 1991 R.I. Early Intervention Coordinating Council.
1985 - 1990 R.I. Commission on the Hearing Impaired.
1985 - 1986 Project Identify, Legislative Study to Report on the Needs of Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
1985 - 1986 Governor's Commission to Study the Feasibility of Closing Ladd Center
1982 - 1983 Task Force to Develop a State Plan for the R.I. Department of Children and Families.
1980 - 1982 President, ARC of South County.
1979 - 1981 Governor's Committee on Mental Retardation.
1979 - 1980 U.S. Congressional Task Force on Low Incidence Disabilities
1975 - Present Consultant to more than 100 schools and human service agencies
1975 - Present Service on more than 20 Non-Profit Boards of Directors and/or Professional Organizations

IV. Successful Grants

More than 50 fifty funded grants including:
• Co-author of SAMHSA Systems of Care project
• OSEP - Systems Change grants re: Supported Employment and Transition
• OSEP - State Personnel Development Grant
• OSEP - Rhode Island State Improvement Grant
• OSEP - General Supervision Enhancement Grants
• The original Rhode Island UAP grant and three subsequent grants - HHS
• Two Training Initiative Projects (TIP) - HHS
• Three Family Support Grants, including Family Support 360 - HHS
• Six OSEP Personnel Preparation Grants
• Dual Sensory Impairments projects - OSEP
• Others from various sources

V. Selected Publications - most recent:

Antosh, Ruppell, Obremski (2005): Measuring Outcomes and Quality of Life of Adults who have Developmental Disabilities; Evaluation Final Report.
Antosh, Constable, Dell, Pascoe (2004): Effective Practices for Children with Disabilities That Significantly Affect Function; Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities.
Antosh (2002): Transition and Post School Outcomes: in Sherlock, Dickson, et al. Children with Disabilities Study; Rhode Island House of Representatives.
Ewing, Antosh, et al. (2002); Accommodations Used by Children with Disabilities - Rhode Island State Assessment Program; National Center on Education Outcomes..
Antosh et al. (2001); Direct Support Professionals Curriculum; University Affiliated Program of Rhode Island and Ocean State Association of Residential Resources.

VI. Presentations - More than 400 national, regional, state presentations including presentations at TASH, CEC, AUCD, AAMR, others. Most recent include:

2006 "Measuring Quality of Life Outcomes"; AUCD Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
2006 "Sherlock Center Process for Making Decisions about Communication"; TASH Annual Conference
2004 "Effective Strategies for Accessing the General Curriculum for Students with Severe Disabilities", Rhode Island Leadership Institute
2003 "Assessment Accommodations - the Rhode Island Study", OSEP Policy Forum on State Assessments
2003 "Involving Consumers in Decision Making"; AUCD Annual Meeting.
2001 "Sometimes the Common is More Important than the Technical: Planning for Successful Inclusion for Students with Severe Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors"; National Autism Spectrum Disorders Symposium.
1999 "Planning the Revolution"; Rhode Island Turn of the Millennium Conference for all Service Providers in Rhode Island.

VII. Awards from various regional and state organizations including AAMR Region X Leadership Award; Rhode Island Senate Citation for Distinguished Service; Ocean State Association of Residential Resources Professional Recognition Award; Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Distinguished Service Award; Down Syndrome Society Person of the Year; Howard Brown Humanitarian Award; others.