Teresa Grossi, PhD

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community
Indiana University
1905 N. Range Road
Bloomington, IN 47408-9801
 
Phone: 812-855-6508
Email: tgrossi@indiana.edu
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Last Updated: September 06, 2017

Teresa Grossi
 

Specialty Resource Contacts: Director, Strategic Developments
 
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Secondary Transition Services, Supported Employment
 
AUCD Council Membership: Community Education Directors' Council
 
Education: 1991: Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1987: M.Ed.in Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina.

1981: B.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.
Service: APSE: The Network on Employment; Board of Directors 2001-present: Board President, 2006-2008: Division of Career Development and Transition-Research Committee member, 2003-present: National Postsecondary Outcomes Center, Advisory member, 2005-present: National Secondary Transition and Technical Assistance Center, Expert panel, 2006-present: Editorial Review Board: Journal of Career Development and Transition, 2004-present: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 2002-present: Education and Treatment of Children, 2002-present

Vita/Bio

BRIEF VITAE

TERESA A. GROSSI

Indiana University

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Indiana's University Center for Excellence

2853 East Tenth Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47408-2696

(812) 855-6508

tgrossi@indiana.edu

EDUCATION

1991: Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1987: M.Ed. in Education. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina.

1981: B.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.

CERTIFICATION

Teaching Certificate in Special Education, Developmental Handicaps, K-12

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1999-Present: Director, Center on Community Living and Careers, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana's University Center for Excellence, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

1999-present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Indiana University, School of Education, Bloomington, IN.

1993-1999: Associate/Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education Services, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH.

1991-1992: Director of Training, Touchstone Café, Columbus, OH. Touchstone is a full-service public restaurant that provides vocational training for transition-age youth and adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. Responsible for the implementation and evaluation of the vocational training and job placement program and supervision of professional staff, job trainers, and trainees.

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

Migliori, A., Mank, D., Grossi, T., & Rogan, P (in press).  Integrated employment or sheltered workshops: Preferences of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and staff. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Banks, B., & Grossi, T. (2005).  Accessing benefits, planning, assistance and outreach. TASH Connections, 31 (5/6).

Grossi, T., & Gilbride, M. (2005).  Exclusion, Intrusion, Inclusion: Assessing worksite supports.. Job Training and Placement Report, 29 (2 & 3).

Grossi, T. A. (2003).  Capitalizing on Employment Networks activities for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Social Security Administration.

Grossi, T. (2002).  What keeps the community interagency transition teams working? The Advance, 12 (4), 11-12

Rogan, P., Grossi, T. A., & Gajewski, R. (2002).  Career and vocational assessment.  In C. L. Sax and C. A. Thoma, Transition assessment: Wise practices for quality lives. Paul Brookes Publishing Co.

Grossi, T. A., Schaaf, L., Steigerwald, M. & Mank, D. (2002). Adult employment.  In K. Storey, D. Hunter, and Bates, P. (Eds.). The Road Ahead: Transition to Adult Life for Persons with Disabilities. 

Banks, B. Charleston, S., Grossi, T. A., & Mank, D.  (2001).  Workplace supports, functioning, and integration outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 24(4), 389-396.

Grossi, T. A., Banks, B., Pinniyei, D. Facilitating Job Site Training and Supports: The Evolving Role of the Job Coach. In P. Wehman (Ed.), (2001) Supported employment in business: Expanding the capacity of workers with disabilities. TRN Publications: St. Augustine, Florida

Grossi, T. A., Regan, J., & Regan, B. (1998). Consumer-driven training techniques. In  P. Wehman & J. Kregel (Ed.), More than a job: Satisfying careers for people with disabilities: A consumer-driven approach. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Grossi, T. A. (1998). Using a self-operated auditory prompting system to improve the work performance of two employees with severe disabilities. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps,  23(2), 149-154.

GRANT SUPPORT (selected)

2006: Project Director, Technical Assistance, Training and Evaluation Project. Funded by  Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services for 160,000 for 1 year.

2005: Project Director, Transition and Employment Project.  Funded by Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services, $1,084,774 for 2 years.

2005: Project Director. Evaluation of Medicaid Waivers High Budget Review. Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services. $140,000 .

2004: Project Director, Medicaid Education and Outreach and Personal Assistance Services.  Funded by the Indiana Medicaid Infrastructure Grant.  Funded 1 year, $112,000.

2003: Project Director, Indiana Housing Finance Authority HOME Investment Partnership Program: Subrecipient Administration Funds.  Funded for $65,000 for 1 year.

2002: Principal Investigator, National Institute On Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), Mary Switzer Distinguished Fellow.  $55,000 for 1 year.

2000: Principal Director, Indiana Works: Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach for Individuals with Disabilities. $985,000 for 5 years.  Funded by Social Security Administration.

EVALUATIONS (selected)

Grossi, T. (2006). Evaluation of a results-based funding approach to employment services. Submitted to Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Grossi, T., Thomas, F., Schaaf, L., & Migliori, A. (2004-2005). Survey of collaboration between schools and vocational rehabilitation counselors.  Submitted to Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

Grossi, T., Gilbride, M., & Mank, D. (2005).  Evaluation of the Medicaid Waiver services and costs for Indiana. Submitted to Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services.

Grossi, T.A., Mank, D, & Migliori,. (2005). Survey of families of former residents of Muscatatuk State Developmental Center from 2001 through 2003. For Division of Disability, Aging, and Rehabilitative Services, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

Cole, C.M. & Grossi, T., (2005).Upper Dublin School District, PA, Special Education services

Cole, C.M. & Grossi, T., (2000-2001).Cincinnati Public Schools, OH, Special Education services

Rogan, P., Grossi, T., Mank, D., Haynes, D., Thomas, F., & Majd, C. (2001). Changes in wage, hour, benefit, and integration outcomes of former sheltered workshop participants who are now in supported employment.  A report for the President's Task Force on the Employment of Adults with Disabilities.

STATE AND NATIONAL SERVICE

APSE: The Network on Employment; Board of Directors 2001- present; Board President, 2006-2008

Division of Career Development and Transition - Research Committee member, 2003 -present

Indiana Statewide "290" Interagency Workgroup, 2000-present

Indiana "Article 7, IDEA regulations" transition workgroup, 2006-present

Indiana Vision 2010 Employment Steering Committee, 2006-present

Monroe County Community School Corporation, IN, Board of Trustees, 2005-2009

National Postsecondary Outcomes Center, Advisory member, 2005- present

National Secondary Transition and Technical Assistance Center, Expert panel, 2006-present

Editorial Review Board:  Journal of Career Development and Transition, 2004 - present

                                     Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 2002- present

                                    Education and Treatment of Children, 2002- present