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IRIS Priority Practice Series #2: Secondary Transition 

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IRIS Priority Practice Series #2: Secondary Transition 

This Prep Talk will highlight NTACT:C and IRIS resources about effective transition practices to support post-secondary success.  

When: 1 pm ET/noon CT, Thursday, October 12, 2023 

Learn more about OSEP’s new initiative:  Expect, Engage, and Empower: Successful Transitions for All

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Session experts: Mary Morningstar and Deanne Unruh, NTACT:C 

Meet Our Experts: 

Dr. Mary E. Morningstar is a Professor in Special Education at Portland State University and Co-Director of the Career and Community Studies program, a fully inclusive postsecondary education program for youth with intellectual disability.  She is Director of the Transition Coalition, and is currently co-director of the OSEP and RSA jointly-funded National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative. Her digital and web-based professional development has extended for over 15 years, through the Transition Coalition.




Dr. Deanne Unruh, Research Professor at the University of Oregon. Dr. Unruh currently is the Co-Director of National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: the Collaborative. Her externally funded research focuses on high risk adolescents (e.g., youth with ED, juvenile justice involvement). Dr. Unruh has received more than $40 million in external research funding from multiple entities including Office of Special Education Programs, Institute of Educational Sciences, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs. In her role at the University of Oregon, she directs the Secondary Special Education and Transition (SSET) research unit. Her research expertise focuses on transition and re-entry practices for adolescents with disabilities involved in the juvenile justice system. Prior to coming to UO, Dr. Unruh was a teacher and administrator in alternative schools for high-risk youth in urban settings for more than 12 years.