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Picture of Ruthanne “Mimi” Cisneros Garcia[caption id="attachment_126" align="alignleft" width="150"] Ruthanne “Mimi” Cisneros Garcia In October 2012 Ruthanne “Mimi” Cisneros Garcia became the first in Texas to be awarded a national Intervener credential.  Mimi completed her coursework through Utah State University. She did her practicum with a deafblind student at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  Jenny Lace, Education Specialist with the Texas Deafblind Outreach Project, was Mimi’s coach during her practicum at TSBVI.   Mimi applied for a national Intervener credential to:    The National Resource Center for Paraeducators and Related Service Providers ( The National Intervener Credentialing Program, administered by NRCP, establishes common standards, competencies, and practices in a way that is both rigorous and affordable. The requirements include:  A minimum of 10 hours of credited coursework from an Institution of Higher Education (university or college). This coursework must include a supervised practicum experience.  A Practicum experience (minimum of 2 credit hours) under...
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