Dr. Mary Held is a project coordinator with the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community's Administrative Unit.
Dr. Held has had 30 years’ experience in the disability field serving as a high school special educator, certified rehabilitation counselor, supported employment provider, and service coordinator prior to joining the Institute. Her work has focused primarily on two area of interest: transition planning and services for students with disabilities and professional development for teachers and vocational rehabilitation staff. Held has authored several articles and book chapters as well as participated in numerous state and national trainings.
Held holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Syracuse University, a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
- Professional development for teachers and vocational rehabilitation personnel
- Transition from school-to-adult life
- Curriculum development
- Grossi, T., Held, M., & Thomas, F. (in press). Making a collective impact: A school-to-work collaborative model. Lansdale, PA: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Held, M., & Lawrence, C. (2016). A state reports: Collaborating to reach a summit. Odyssey, (17), pp 58-60.
- Held, M., Rogan, P., & Fisher M. (2010). Student involvement in meeting preparations. In Colleen Thoma & Paul Wehman (Eds.) Getting the most out of IEPs: An educator’s guide to the student-directed approach (pp. 79-91). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing.