Margaret McNerney

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-4737
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Last Updated: February 11, 2014


Primary Activity Coordinators: Technical Assistance
Discipline Coordinators: Education
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Coordinator, Dual Sensory Impairments
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Professional Profile
Margaret McNerney, M.Ed.

Sherlock Responsibilities: Provide support to parents and professionals in the following areas: understanding the unique learning needs of students with sensory loss, augmentative and alternative communication systems, material modification, curriculum adaptation, meaningful inclusion of students with severe disabilities, and information and access to resources.

M.Ed. Rhode Island College Special Education: Moderate/Severe Disabilities

B.S. Rhode Island College Special Education/Elementary Education

A.S. Bristol Community College Child Care/Child Development

Key Experience

Technical Assistance:
Provide support and information to parents, teachers and support staff on issues related to vision and hearing loss, alternative and augmentative communication, material modification, adaptive devices, and teaching strategies to support student learning.


Guest speaker at the New England College of Technology (Occupational Therapy Program), and at Rhode Island College (Special Education Program). Present on issues of dual sensory impairment and its impact on learning.

Director of Child Care Program: 

Director and Assistant Professor of the Child Care Program at Bristol Community College. Developed and taught two courses in special education. Supervised student field placements through classroom visits and conducted a weekly seminar class to support and enhance the field placement experience.