Profile

First Name

Robin

Last Name

Kerr

Organization Name (If applicable)

Center for Independent Living – REsources for Indepepndence

Location

30 N Mechanic St, Cumberland, MD 21502, USA

Email Address rkerr@rficil.org
Work Number

301-784-1774

FOCUS AREAS

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Substance Misuse/Abuse

TLCPCP Trainer Certifications

Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Families Planning Together (1 Day Instructor-Led)

Biography

Robin Kerr is from Cumberland, Maryland located in the scenic western mountains of Maryland. She has over 20 years in education, disabilities, and training staff in the fields of education, disability, nutrition, and team building. She is employed with Resources for Independence; a center for Independent living as well as APPLES for Children; a child care resource center. During her tenure with Resources for Independence, Robin has experience with Maryland Access Point, Medicaid Waiver Program, Peer Outreach, Independent Living, assistive technology, ADA, and many of the Developmental Disability programs. As an employee with APPLES for Children; Robin trains in many aspects of child development.
She is an Americans with Disabilities Act and a State of Maryland approved Person Centered Planning trainer. She holds a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Frostburg State University. She worked for 10 years in the Head Start Program and was responsible for the education, nutrition, and disability aspects which served 300 children ages 0 to 5. After working with Head Start, Robin began working with disabled adults and children. Beginning in a sheltered job site and moving into a residential program.
Robin has seen the need for person centered thinking first hand both at the school –age level as well as adulthood. As a person with several hidden disabilities, Robin knows the importance of person centered thinking and the balance of what is important to and important for. (a concept which is taught during the training)