Irina Cain

Transition Manager

PhD, Special Education and Disability Policy from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; MEd, Special Education from University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA; BA, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Iași, România

Irina is a Transition Manager on the Education and Training team. She previously performed research identifying services and practices associated with postsecondary quality of life and community living; inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life; educational factors associated with improved transition to adulthood; involving families in transition planning; equal access to services, including addressing the intersections of ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and disability; and translating research findings to inform practice and policy. Prior to her doctoral studies, Irina was a special education teacher in grades 2-12.