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Teresa Grossi

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Expert Bio

Teresa Grossi is the director of strategic developments at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana’s University Center for Excellence at Indiana University. She has extensive background in education and employment for individuals with disabilities.

She has worked in North Carolina and Ohio as a community-based instructor, transition coordinator and job coach, and managed a vocational training program and a supported employment agency.

Grossi serves on a number of editorial boards and has conducted research and written on secondary transition services, community supports and employment issues for individuals with disabilities. She was president of the National Board for the APSE, Advancing Employment, Connecting People; member of the advisory board for the National Postsecondary Outcomes Center and the research committee for the Division of Career Development and Transition; and an external evaluator for the National Secondary Transition and Technical Assistance Center.

She was awarded a Mary Switzer Fellow from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to conduct research on the effects of inclusive vs. traditional high school programs on the post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities.

Areas of Expertise

Applied research and evaluation, developing a unified system for transition services, improving employment outcomes, secondary transition services, transition planning, community supports for individuals with disabilities.