Robert P. Bennett

10 Steuben Drive

Jericho, N.Y. 11753

(516)-433-8170

EDUCATION:

NEW YORK STUDIO FOR WRITERS New York 1994 M.S.W. ADELPHI UNIVERSITY New York 1987 B.A TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Pennsylvania 1983

EXPERIENCE:

FREELANCE WRITER Jericho, N.Y.

Utilizing skills learned through various writing classes, as well as a knowledge base acquired through association with both social service agencies and people with disabilities, constructed articles, short stories and product reviews which demonstrate the varied lifestyles people with disabilities engage in; Helped to create awareness of social and political issues; Promoted participation in sporting events as a means of enhancing socialization; Explained the ways in which technological advances are being utilized to improve the accessibility of manisteam society.

ENABLING LINKS Jericho, N.Y.

Developed and initiated independent market research for implementation of computerized database addressing needs of the handicapped; Utilized information acquired to assess needs, identify service gaps and incorporate system feedback.

EPISCOPAL MISSION SOCIETY New York, N.Y.

Intermediate Care Facility

Member of interdisciplinary team developing individual treatment plans for MR clients; Addressed vocational, residential and interpersonal skill needs of clients; Provided counseling, case management and concrete services.

Community Residence

Assessment of high risk adolescents; Development and assessment of treatment plans.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH Flushing, N.Y.

Participated in ad-hoc committee of church members and Queens Coalition for Political Alternatives to address immediate and long term needs of homeless; Worked with block association to facilitate connection between community and its resources; Led discussion group in adult home addressing individual and group needs of senior citizens living in a communal setting; Crisis intervention counseling with congregational families.

NEW JERSEY STATE PAROLE BOARD Trenton, N.J.

Assisted in establishment of Mental Health Unit; Correlated data from standardized tests given to prison inmates; Conducted survey of other states' parole boards to determine their methods for working with mentally challenged inmate populations; Surveyed area mental health facilities to ascertain need for support systems for convicts and ex-convicts.

VOLUNTEER EFFORTS:

LINE NOISE NEWSLETTER Great Neck, N.Y.

Edited articles for inclusion in the bi-monthly newsletter of Point Blank BBS, a local electronic bulletin board system

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DISABILITY SERVICES Albertson, N.Y.

Consumer Advisory Board Member

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