Teresa is the Director for the Center on Community Living and Careers at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, the Indiana’s University Center for Excellence (UCE) at Indiana University. Dr. Grossi has extensive background in education and employment for individuals with disabilities where she has worked in North Carolina and Ohio as a community-based instructor, transition coordinator, job coach and managed a vocational training program and a supported employment agency.
Teresa 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. Teresa served president of the National Board for the APSE, Advancing Employment, Connecting People; advisory board for the National Postsecondary Outcomes Center, the research committee for the Division of Career Development and Transition, and the external evaluator for the National Secondary Transition and Technical Assistance Center. Teresa 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.
- The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH | Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis | 1991
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC | M.Ed. in Education | 1987
- Marshall University, Huntington, WV | B.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling | 1981
- Indiana University, School of Education | Adjunct Professor | Currently
Awards, Honors & Certifications
- Teaching Certificate in Special Education, Developmental Disabilities, K-12
Presentations & Publications
- Test, D. & Grossi, T (in press). Transition planning and evidence-based research. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Grossi, T., Gilbride, M., & Mank, D. (2008). Adult employment: Contributing through work. In K. Storey, D. Hunter, and Bates, P. (Eds.). The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities (pp.107-129). Paul Brookes Publishing Co.
- Migliori, A., Grossi, T., Mank, D., & Rogan, P (2008). Why do individuals with disabilities choose sheltered workshops? Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 28, 29-40.
- Rogan, P., Luecking, R. , & Grossi, T. (2007). Preparing for meaningful adult lives through school and transition experiences. In P. Walker & P. Rogan (Eds.). Make the day matter: Promoting typical lifestyles for adults with significant disabilities. (pp. 15-34), Baltimore: Paul Brookes Publishing Co.
- Migliori, A., Mank, D., Grossi, T., & Rogan, P (2007). Integrated employment or sheltered workshops: Preferences of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and staff. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 26, 5-19.
Areas of Expertise
- Applied Research and Evaluation
- Developing a unified system for transition services
- Improving employment outcomes
- Secondary Transition Services
- Transition Planning
- Editorial Review Board: Journal of Career Development and Transition, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation