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University of Montana Rural Institute
52 Corbin Hall

Missoula,
MT 59812

406-243-4134

http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/transition/

Projects / Teams

  • Transition Projects
  • Deaf-Blind Project
  • MT-TIRC

Bio

Ellen Condon, M. Ed. is the Transition Projects Director, and Deaf-Blind Project Coordinator at the University of Montana’s Rural Institute on Disabilities where she has worked since 1996 on Transition and Employment for youth with significant disabilities.  She is also a consultant with Marc Gold & Associates (MG&A), Griffin-Hammis Associates, and she serves as a Subject Matter Expert for the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor on the Employment First State Leadership Mentor Project.  Ellen has worked in the field of Developmental Disabilities since 1986. Prior to coming to Montana her experiences included hands-on service delivery, program development and program management in community residential and supported employment programs. She received her Master’s degree in Special Education from Boston College in 1990 after completing course work in Transition and Supported Employment. At the Rural Institute she has served as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for numerous Federal and state-funded grants. She provides technical assistance, training, and on-site support to schools, agencies, and individuals and families predominantly in the areas of employment, transition, and Social Security Work Incentives. She lectures and consults with schools and adult service agencies. She and her staff have produced numerous publications on Transition issues and employment.  Visit http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/transition.

Selected Publications

Callahan, M., Condon, E., and Shumpert, N.  (2014). The Customized Plan for Employment: Developing a Blue Print for Customized Job Development. [Monograph]. Marc Gold and Associates; Gautier, MS.

Callahan, M., Shumpert, N., and Condon, E.  (2012). Profiles: Capturing the Information of Discovery. [Monograph]. Marc Gold and Associates; Gautier, MS.

Condon, E. (2010). PASS Plans: A Valuable Resource in Transition to Employment. TASH Connections, 36,(2)., p. 12-14.

Condon, E., Brown, B. & Jurica, J. (2010). Supporting Young People with Developmental Disabilities to Live, Learn, Work and Play in their Communities. [Monograph]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

Condon, E., Brown, B. & Jurica, J. (2010). Transition E-NEWS: Social Security Part II, 7, (1 & 2). [Newsletter]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

Condon, E., Brown, B. & Jurica, J. (2008). Planning your Transition from High School to Adult Life. [Monograph]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

Condon, E., Callahan, M. (2008). Individualized Career Planning for students with significant support needs utilizing the Discovery and Vocational Profile process, cross-agency collaborative funding and Social Security Work Incentives. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 28, (2), p. 85-96.

Condon, E., Brown, K., & Jurica, J. (2007). Choosing Self-Employment. [Monograph]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

Condon, E., Brown, K., & Jurica, J. (2005). It Takes a Village (or at Least Several Partners) to Transition a Student from School to Work. [Monograph]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

Condon, E., Katz, M., Brown, K., & Jurica, J. (2005). Keep the Bucks While You Begin Making a Buck. [Monograph]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

Condon, E., Brown, K., & Jurica, J. (2004). Manage the Bucks: A Guide for Managing Your Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS). [Monograph]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

Condon, E. (2004). Road Map to Success, in A Charge We Have to Keep; A Road Map to Personal and Economic Freedom for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in the 21st Century, pp. 47-48. Washington D.C: President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Condon, E., Moses, L., Brown, K., & Jurica, J. (2004). One Size Doesn't Fit All: Individualized Career Planning for Students with Significant Disabilities. [Monograph]. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana Rural Institute.

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