Ann develops transition programs for students with disabilities at their respective high schools. Included in the transition program are student job shadows, job internships, vocational assessments and interest inventories. She also develops linkages with adult service providers such as the Department of Mental Retardation and the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services. Ann provides transition training for parents in school districts every year. Also is a presenter at various statewide conferences on job coach training and transition training.
In addition to working in local districts, Ann has developed and implemented an age-appropriate program for students with disabilities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The Middletown Transition Academy at Wesleyan University provides students with intellectual disabilities ages 18-21 the opportunity to continue their education in a classroom at the University, participate in job opportunities on the college campus, and also provides them the opportunity to interact with same age peers.
Ann Mallin is the parent of three adult children. Her oldest daughter has Down Syndrome. Prior to joining CREC, Ann worked as a Transition Coordinator in Wethersfield, CT. She has also been a classroom teacher in Rhode Island and Connecticut. In addition to her work as a Transition Coordinator, Ann has served on a variety of organizations that help improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities.