Minnesota Rehabilitation Association

Promoting Ethical and State of The Art Pratice in Rehabilitation

Transition Specialties Division Mission:

To promote enlightenment, empowerment, professionalism, and accountability among its members who assist individuals with disabilities in achieving successful transition from school to work and for life.


The Minnesota Rehabilitation Association has developed its new Division on Transition which will focus on building on existing effective practices in Minnesota, developing new strategies to enhance transition outcomes, and a renewed focus on those qualified professionals who provide these vital services and supports to students and other adults with disabilities.


Benefits of Being a Transition Division Member:

  • Belong to an organization focused on providing quality services to transition age youth
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Provide Quality Trainings
  • Networking Opportunities with Other Transition Providers
  • Updates on Vocational Rehabilitation Services trends and trainings
  • Bi-Monthly Meetings
  • To Experience Minnesota Rehabilitation Association Conferences
  • To Experience National Rehabilitation Association Conferences
  • Professional Publications from the National Rehabilitation Association Journals
  • Being a Part of Changing the Lives of Transition Services
  • Professional Growth and Development


Transition Division is Valuable for:

  • State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transition Counselors
  • Private Rehabilitation Placement Professionals
  • Any Member Involved in Providing Quality Services to Transition Age Youth
  • Educators from the Public and Private Sector (High School, Work-Based Learning Coordinators, Transition Programs, and Colleges/Universities)
  • Community Rehabilitation Providers and Limited Use Vendors
  • Families and Youth


Transition Specialties Division Meeting Dates 2019:

Monday, February 11th


South Minneapolis VRS: 777 E. Lake Street Suite 201


Monday, April 8th


St. Paul Fairview VRS: 540 Fairview Avenue


Monday, June 10th


South Minneapolis VRS: 777 E. Lake Street Suite 201


Monday, August 12th


St. Paul Fairview VRS: 540 Fairview Avenue


October 2019

MRA Fall Conference



December 2019



President Contact:

Amber Gunderson

Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Counselor

DEED-Vocational Rehabilitation Services




TSD Board Members 2018