Eugene Transition Clinic

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What We Do

Welcome to the Eugene Transition Clinic! We're here to help you, or a loved one with a disability, transition from school into productive employment. We provide assessments to determine individual strengths and skills and use that information to help people plan for their future.

Our Clinic draws on the expertise of physicians from the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) as well as faculty and staff from the University of Oregon's Special Education Program and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Together, our goal is to help each of our clients positively adjust to adulthood, realize their full potential, and successfully transition into living independently.


  • Health and Wellness
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Interpersonal Skills
  • Academic Skills
  • Self-determination Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Occupational/Vocational Awareness, Interests, Skills
  • Post-Secondary Awareness, Interests, Skills
  • Family Assessments
  • Primary Family Concerns
  • Family Resources for Support
  • School and Community Utilization
  • Prior Work History
  • Current Utilization of Public School Supports (if relevant)
  • Current Utilization of Community Supports
  • Planning Services


  • Patient and family education on health and wellness
  • Behavior management
  • Development of life skills and self-care abilities
  • Transfer of care into the adult health care system
  • Educational counseling and coordination between schools and the medical team
  • Assistance with vocational rehabilitation services
  • Connections to community services for recreation and social skills
  • Financial resources counseling
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Who We Serve

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We specialize in working with adolescents (14-18 years old) and young adults (19-24) with a variety of disabilities such as:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Genetic Disorders (Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Autism
  • Emotional, Behavioral, & Mental Health Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Orthopedic and Physical Impairments

We believe everyone has a right to the support that will help them become productive adults. Our goal is to help find the supports needed so that each individual can live independently, with dignity, and be successful in their community

By thoroughly evaluating our client's we can determine their current status, needs and strengths across multiple areas such as: communication, academic skill, fine-motor skills, general health, etc. We can then use that information to help chart their course to adulthood.

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Who We Are

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Christopher Murray

Professor of Special Education
University of Oregon

A former Middle and High School special education teacher whose research focuses on promoting positive adolescent and adult adjustment among students who are at-risk of experiencing poor long-term outcomes.


  • 1985-86 Prince Georges Community College, Largo, MD
  • 1989 B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Political Science/ Psychology
  • 1992 M.Ed., Howard University, Washington, DC Special Education
  • 1998 Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA Special Education

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Ami Bear

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician
Oregon Health and Sciences University

Dr. Bear worked as a primary care pediatrician for four years before returning to fellowship to pursue her training in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She has a special interest in health care for adolescents as well as youth with disabilities.

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Charlotte Alverson

Research Associate
University of Oregon

Dr. Alverson is a research associate in the Secondary Special Education and Transition research unit in the College of Education. Dr. Alverson taught students with moderate and severe disabilities for thirteen years and her research interests include, improving transition for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual/development disabilities.


  • 1989 B. S. Murray State University, Special Education, Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
  • 1994 M. Ed. Murray State University, Gifted and Talented Education
  • 2004 Ed. S. Idaho State University, Special Education Administration
  • 2008 Ph. D. University of Oregon, Special Education

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Randall Phelps

Developmental Pediatrician
Oregon Health and Science University

Dr. Phelps specializes in assessing and caring for children and youth with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems. Dr. Phelps enjoys working with an interdisciplinary team at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center to provide comprehensive developmental services. He also lends his expertise to the Eugene Transition Clinic, working with young adults with disabilities.


  • Residency: Pediatrics, University of Michigan, 2004
  • Fellowship: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2004
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Subspecialty Board, 2009

Visit Us

Step 1

Step 1: Prepare your documents and send them to us. We will call to schedule. What should I send?

Step 2

Step 2: Young adult and parent(s) come to clinic for several meetings, up to 4 hours. What should I expect during my visit?

Step 3

Step 3: Receive results and recommendations for services. Come to the clinic every 6-12months for follow-up services. What are some examples of next step services?

Clinic Address

University of Oregon
Clinical Services Building
901 East 18th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon