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Faculty Biography

Faculty Biography | Bryan Dague

Bryan Dague

Bryan Dague, Ed.D.Research Associate

Contact Information:
Mann Hall 313

Bryan Dague, Ed.D., CRC has 25 years of experience in the disability field with the last 19 as faculty at the University of Vermont-Center on Disability and Community Inclusion. His work is focused primarily on inclusive employment for people with disabilities. Bryan provides training and technical assistance to supported employment programs and high school transition programs throughout the state of Vermont. Bryan has worked with various disability populations including Developmental Disabilities, Psychiatric Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Emotional Behavioral Disorder. Bryan Dague holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont and is a current Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Areas of Expertise:

Disability and Inclusion

  • Sheltered Workshop Conversion: Vermont has successfully converted its sheltered workshops for people with developmental disabilities into community-based employment programs. Bryan Dague provides consulting and training to organizations in this process. We host the Vermont Conversion Institute to assist other states with this change process: (
  • Supported Employment: Supported Employment is a concept that allows people with significant disabilities to become employed, and included, in the community workforce.
  • Transition Planning: The McGill Action Planning System (MAPS) is a student-centered planning tool often used during transition planning for students in Special Education. The MAPS planning process is often a great tool to begin with as the transition process can often be difficult for the student and family. We provide facilitation of the MAPS process and assist with the transition process.

Current Projects:

Supported Employment, Transition & Employment


Selected Publications

  • Dague, B. (2006). "Sheltered employment, sheltered lives: Navigating the new realities of community employment." Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Vermont, Burlington.

Selected Presentations

  • Dague, B. (2009). National Conference of Executives of The Arc: Summer Leadership Institute. Closing Plenary Session: A Time for Change: Vermont's Conversion from Sheltered Workshops to Community Employment for All. Nashville, TE


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from University of Vermont
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University

Licensure or Certifications

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor