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Brian Valentini

Company: St. Cloud State University

Position: Assistant Professor, Special Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Special education
  • Autism and intellectual disability
  • Transition planning

Publications & Accomplishments


  • Valentini, B.J., Jex, S., Young Illies, M. (In press). School administrators' focus on transition planning, staff preparedness, and the use of evidence-based transition services.
  • Valentini, B.J. (2023). Perceptions of direct care workers in two sustainable communities on services provided. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 69(3), 457. DOI: 10.1080/20473869.2023.2192453
  • Young Illies, M., Valentini, B. J., Ingles, K. E., & Gilson, C. B. (2021). An analysis of training and vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with intellectual disability. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 55(2), 219–225.

Notable Service

  • Minnesota Governor’s Community Transition and Interagency Committee
  • Division on Career Development and Transition Research Committee
  • Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Publications Committee


Ph.D. in Special Education and Teaching from San Diego State University.