Partnerships for Providing Enhanced Virtual Transition Services in Virginia
Judy Averill, M.Ed., Director, Center on Transition Innovations, VCU
Marianne Moore, Virginia Department of Education
Martin Kurylowski, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
In this live virtual event, transition leaders in Virginia will share tips, strategies, and resources to enhance effective transition practices and build collaborative partnerships between school, VR, and families.
Judy Averill, M.Ed., is the Director of the Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) at Virginia Commonwealth University's Rehabilitation Research & Training Center. She has supported individuals with disabilities in a variety of capacities for over 30 years and has an extensive background in transition planning, career planning and employment for individuals with disabilities, and developing training materials related to quality secondary transition services.
Martin Kurylowski, M.A., is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. He has worked for over 10 combined years in both Special Education and the State Vocational Rehabilitation system to support students with disabilities in their vocational development and post-school transition. In his current role, he has the pleasure of supporting transition staff and programs serving students across the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as partnering with various stakeholders who carry a similar mission of helping all students with disabilities to achieve greater opportunity through employment.
Marianne Moore works at the VDOE in the office of Special Education Program Improvement. She is the Specialist for Secondary Transition. In her role, she provides resources and assistance in the areas of graduation, dropout prevention, IEP compliance for transition focused IEPs, and the Post School Survey. She is also the Project Officer for the Center on Transition Innovations, housed at VCU, and the I’m Determined Project, housed at JMU. She has taught elementary, middle and high school aged students with disabilities. She has taught in rural and urban divisions from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic and in Europe. Marianne is a member of several professional organizations to include CEC, DCDT and ACTE. Additionally, she has worked with NASDSE’s IDEA Partnership, the National TA Center for Transition, and the Urban Think Tank.