About Me

Teresa A. Grossi, Ph.D., is the Director of Strategic Developments at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC), the Indiana’s University Center for Excellence (UCE) at Indiana University. Prior to her current position, Teresa served over 17 years as Director of the Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC) as the Institute. The Center houses 7 different projects focusing on secondary transition services, vocational rehabilitation services, and community participation.

Dr. Grossi has extensive background in education and employment for individuals with disabilities where she has served as a community-based instructor/teacher, 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.

Since coming to Indiana University, Dr. Grossi has secured over $30 million dollars in external grant funding. Teresa served as president of the National Board for the APSE (Association for People Supporting Employment First); advisory board for the National Postsecondary Outcomes Center, the editorial board for the Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, and as the external evaluator for the National Secondary Transition and Technical Assistance Center. She recently was an expert witness for a Department of Justice lawsuit for improving transition and employment services.

Dr. Grossi was awarded a 5-year research grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research titled, “The Effects of Embedded Employment Resources on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-age Youth Through a School-to-Work Collaborative”. Dr. Grossi is co-author of “Employment: Renewed Investments” in American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Teaching Transition Skills in Inclusive Schools through Brookes Publishing Co.