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  • Transition Resources

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    According to IDEA(Individuals with Disabilities Education Act):

    “Transition services means a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that:

    1) Is designed to be within a results-oriented process, that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child with a disability to facilitate the child’s movement from school to post-school activities, including postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation;

    2) Is based on the individual child’s needs, taking into account the child’s strengths, preferences, and interests; and includes: i. Instruction; ii. Related services; iii. Community experiences; iv. The development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives; and v. If appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills and provision of a functional vocational evaluation. 5.2.2017


  • Education

4 Year Colleges

PDF iconCalifornia State College Student Support Offices for Students with Disabilities: List of the student support offices for students with disabilities attending California State Colleges.

PDF iconUniversity of California Student Support Offices for Students with Disabilities: List of the student support offices for students with disabilities attending University of California (UC) Colleges


Community Colleges

PDF iconCalifornia Community College Student Support Offices for Students with Disabilities: List of the student support offices for students with disabilities attending community college.

Internet icon Technology Resources for college students with disabilities



PDF iconScholarship Websites - List of websites for college scholarships


The LAUSD Career Training Centers (Occupational and Skills Centers) provide learning opportunities and employment training to adults and in-and-out of school teens. They are located throughout the Los Angeles area and help community members reach their personal and professional goals by offering convenient access to high-quality instruction at affordable prices. 


Abe Friedman Occupational Center imageAbe Friedman Occupational Center
1646 So. Olive St.
Los Angeles, 90015
(213) 765-2400


East Los Angeles Occupational Center image East Los Angeles Occupational Center
2100 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033-1321
(323) 224-5970


Harbor Occupational Center image  Harbor Occupational Center
740 N. Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731-1630
(310) 241-4800


Los Angeles Technology Center imageLos Angeles Technology Center
3721 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018-1160
(323) 732-0153


Maxine Waters Service Area imageMaxine Waters Service Area
10925 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059-1023
(323) 357-7700


North Valley Occupational Center image North Valley Occupational Center
11450 N. Sharp Avenue
Mission Hills, CA 91345-1232
(818) 365-9645


Slauson Southwest Occupational Center imageSlauson Southwest Occupational Center
5500 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, CA 90201
(323) 729-6400


Venice Skills Center imageVenice Skills Center
611 5th Avenue
Venice, CA 90066-3512
(310) 664-5888


West Valley Occupational Center imageWest Valley Occupational Center
6200 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367-3826
(818) 346-3540

  • Employment

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O*Net - A tool for career exploration and job analysis. Learn tasks, skill and education requirements, typical wages, and more for specific careers.

My Next Move -  Search careers, browse careers by industry, or take an interest assessment to find out which career is best for you.

My Next Move in Spanish -  Search careers, browse careers by industry, or take an interest assessment to find out which career is best for you.

NCWD Website - Contains information and resources about employment and youth with disabilities. 

Career Cruising **(Link will only work within LAUSD network)** 
Take an interest assessment to find a list of careers that fit you and your interests. Then investigate careers that are a good match for you through interviews with professionals, links to schools that provide the necessary education, and information on earnings in the job in California.

CareerOneStop - Central database compiling information from state job banks. Also has tools for determining your career pathway

CareerOneStop Videos - A site where you can watch videos of people working in various careers (nearly 550 careers); Organized by the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

CareerOneStop Get My Future A site where you can search through various resources relating to finishing high school, writing resumes, get work experience, apply to college, etc.

Talent Knows No Limits - A California public education resource for the employment of people with disabilities.

Road Trip Nation - A compilation of interviews of successful people in a wide variety of occupations.

Drive of your Life - A fun online career exploration game that helps middle school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. This free educational tool lets kids answer a series of questions about themselves to learn what careers could interest them and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers – all in their own customized car.

California Career Center - a virtual counselor for career and college exploration and planning resources to help students map their futures. The Career Center is focused on students but also contains resources for counselors, teachers, and parents/guardians.

California Career Zone - Take an assessment to see what you might be interested in doing.  

JobTIPS - A site with great visuals and resources that shows students with autism or learning disabilities ways to get and keep a job.

Video icon  School Based Enterprise video

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Hire LA Youth - This program trains you for free and then allows you to attend job fairs-**Registration required.

Cal Jobs - Search for local jobs with keyword and zipcode.

GrooveJob.com - Search part-time, hourly, seasonal, and other student jobs.

Indeed.com - A huge database of various different jobs.

Snagajob.com - Search hourly and part-time jobs. 

SummerJobs.com - Search summer employment 

VolunteerMatch.org -  Non-paying jobs, but great work experience opportunities that help build your resume.

Idealist.org - Search volunteer and internships opportunities that will help build your resume.

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Transgender Employment ToolkitTransgender Employment Kit logo

Youth Employment Toolkit Website



 LA LGBT Center logo

 Information for LGBT community 




  • Independent Living

Department of Rehabilitation logoDepartment of Rehabilitation (DOR)Internet icon
Assists people with disabilities with employment and independent living

PDF icon DOR Offices  

Regional centers provide diagnosis and assessment of eligibility and help plan, access, coordinate and monitor the services and supports that are needed because of a developmental disability. There is no charge for the diagnosis and eligibility assessment.

Northern LA County Regional Center logo

Northern LA County Regional Center


   South Central LA Regional Center logo

South Central LA Regional Center


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Lanterman Regional Center

Eastern LA Regional Center logo

Eastern LA Regional Center


Harbor Regional Center logo


Harbor Regional Center


 Westside Regional Center logo

Westside Regional Center


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National Council for Independent Living


Communities Living Actively and Independently Freely (Los Angeles area) logo

 Communities Living Actively and Independently Freely (Los Angeles area)

ndependent Living Center of Southern California logo

 Independent Living Center of Southern California


Westside Center for Independent Living logo

Westside Center for Independent Living 


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Southern California Resources for Independent Living

 US Department of Education logo

 Foster Care Youth Transition Kit


  Disabled Resources Center (Long Beach, Artesia, Hawaii Gardens, Signal Hill area) logoDisabled Resources Center (Long Beach, Artesia, Hawaii Gardens, Signal Hill area) 


Dayle McIntosh Center (Orange County area) logo
Dayle McIntosh Center (Orange County area)


Community Access Center (Riverside area) logo
Community Access Center Community Access Center (Riverside area)

Internet icon Youth Transition Toolkit - A guide for young people transitioning into adulthood.

Youthhood - A web-based curriculum for young adults to develop skills, increase transition knowledge and develop a life plan.

Top Ten Things to Think About As You Prepare for Your Transition to Adulthood.

California Career Zone: Make Money Choices - Interactive website that teaches students about budgets and career salaries. 

MoneyWise - This website has a series of training  modules on subjects such as budgeting, figuring out if a purchase is a "need" or a "want," banking, writing checks, savings, credit cards, credit reports, driving and cell phones. 

US Department of Education - created a toolkit to inspire and support current and former foster youth pursuing college and career opportunities. 

Mapping Your Future - Plan to make the most of your high school years in preparation for post-secondary life. Planning for career, college, financial aid, and money management information. Our goal is to help individuals achieve life-long success by empowering students, families, and schools with web-based information and services

Family Resource Centers (FRC) actively work in partnership with local regional centers and education agencies and help many parents, families and children obtain information about resources and services available for individuals with disabilities. Each FRC may operate independently and provide services based upon the needs of the community. Services provided include;

• parent-to-parent family support
• peer counseling and home visits
• information and referral
• public awareness
• parent education
• assistance with transition from Early Start at age 3
• support services in many languages
• translation assistance
• support services in urban and rural communities

Family Recource Center Network of California logo

 Family Resource Centers Network of California 


 CSUN Family Focus Resource Center logo  North Regional Family Focus Resource Center



Westside Family Resource Center logo  Westside Family Resource & Empowerment Center 



Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center logo  Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center Family Resource Center


 Harbor Regional Center logo  Harbor Regional Resource Center 

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  •  Los Angeles Unified School District ♦ Division of Special Education 

    333 South Beaudry Avenue, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA  90017