Clare Irwin, M.A.

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8912
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Last Updated: November 14, 2014


Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, RI Vision Education & Services Program
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Service: RIVESP Peer Leadership Team

RIVESP Advisory Board Ex-Officio

Rhode Island Liaison to the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education at UMASS Boston, University Supervisor to RI graduate TVI students

Rhode Island Liaison for The National Agenda for Children and Youths with Visual Impairments, Including Those with Multiple Disabilities, American Foundation for the Blind

Outreach Advisory Committee, Perkins School for the Blind


       Clare Irwin is completing her 25th year as a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments.  She represents the Rhode Island Vision Education and Services Program (RIVESP), a project supported by the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College.  Previous to her work as a certified TVI, she was employed at Rhode Island Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired as an Orientation and Mobility Specialist.     She began her teaching career in New Orleans, Louisiana.      Clare has been actively involved in program development in Rhode Island for many years and is on the Peer Leadership Team serving RIVESP.  She was instrumental in the creation and the on-going implementation of Rhode Island's strategic plan for the provision of comprehensive educational services for infants, toddlers, children and youths who are visually impaired.  She is the State Liaison to the Northeast Regional Center for Vision Education (NERCVE), collaboratively working with NERCVE and the Rhode Island DOE through the Sherlock Center to attract and retain highly qualified personnel through induction and professional development.