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COLLEGE AND THE ADULT TRANSITION

Best Buddies California
College program that pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with typical peers. Planned social events within the group provide the opportunity for adults with IDD to be involved in campus and community life, and give them social opportunities outside of home or work environments.
323-291-0118
www.bestbuddies.org/california

California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF)
Annual five-day leadership program for teens with disabilities that provides information and resources about employment, education, independence and assistive technology at California State University, Sacramento.
855-894-3436
www.calylf.org

Catapult Learning
(See listing under Education)

CIP (College Internship Program)
Full-year post-secondary programs at six colleges and universities provide young adults with Asperger’s, high-functioning Autism, ADHD, nonverbal and other learning differences with the social, academic, career and life skills necessary for success.
877-566-9247 (8-4 ET)
www.cipworldwide.org

City College Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS)
Provides services and courses to support students with disabilities in the achievement of their academic and vocational goals. The instructional component promotes equal participation in mainstream academic programs through preparatory and skill maintenance courses, and offers courses for personal growth.
1313 Park Blvd. #L-206
SD, 92101
619-388-3513
619-388-3313 (TTY)
www.sdcity.edu/dsps

College Living Experience
Offers help for students with ASD and learning disabilities transitioning to college, such as applying for college, class registration, assessing accommodations, organizing assignments, social skills help, tutoring and help communicating with professors.
Costa Mesa, CA
800-486-5058
www.experiencecle.com

College of Adaptive Education, Jeremiah’s Ranch
Inclusive, non-accredited “college experience” for all adults with varying abilities. Register online.
855 S. Main Ave. #K-345
Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-585-5290
www.jeremiahsranch.org

Cuyamaca College Disability Support Programs (DSPS)
Facilitates inclusive and sustainable learning environments and increases opportunities for access and success for students with disabilities through innovative support services.
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy. One Stop Ctr. Room A-113
El Cajon, CA 92109
619-660-4239
www.cuyamaca.edu/dsps

Disability Resource Center at Point Loma Nazarene University
Serves Point Loma Nazarene students with a learning, physical, medical, or psychological disability through tutoring, paper editing, assistive devices, and other accommodations
3900 Lomaland Dr.
SD, 92106
619-849-2200
www.pointloma.edu

Interwork Institute- SDSU
Promotes the integration of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into all aspects of education, work, family and community life. The Institute conducts research, training and education using a variety of strategies.
www.interwork.sdsu.edu

Got Transition
Website for students with disabilities and health issues, their families and healthcare providers. Provides information on issues that make going to college challenging. Also offers video training and materials to assist in the preparation process.
202-223-1500
www.GotTransition.org

Intricate Mind Institute (IMI), LLC
Cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive enhancement and social communication skills training for young adults to increase self-awareness, executive functioning skills, self-regulation, coping and interpersonal skills to successfully manage life and prepare for college.
2247 San Diego Ave. #136
SD, 92110
858-205-9809
www.intricatemindinstitute.com

Miramar College Disability Support Programs & Services
Program designed to help students succeed at college by developing a Student Education Plan according to academic and vocational goals, strengths and limitations.
10440 Black Mountain Rd. #K1-204, SD, 92126
619-388-7312
619-388-7301 (TTY)
www.sdmiramar.edu/dsps

Palomar Community College District Disability Resource Center
Facilitates services for students with various disabilities and creates an environment which encourages students to function effectively, enabling them to participate in the regular college curriculum.
1140 West Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-744-1150 x2375
760-736-4618 (TTY)
www.palomar.edu/dsps

Partnerships with Industry
Provides adults with disabilities who are ready, willing and able to work the opportunity to reach their potential and realize their dream of employment and independence through job placement and training under the supervision of PWI job coaches.
7540 Metropolitan Dr. #105
SD, 92108-4416
619-681-1999 x1116
www.pwiworks.org

Project College
A week-long, on-campus living experience at USD to increase important college skills in self advocacy, dorm room living, safety, health and wellness away from home, and social skills for college students.
858-278-5420 x131
http://ucpsd.org/programs/project_college.html

San Diego Community College District Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)
(City, Mesa, Miramar, Continuing Education)
http://dsps.sdccd.edu

San Diego Mesa College
Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)
Programs for students with learning and physical disabilities.
7250 Mesa College Dr.
#I4-405 (4th Floor), SD, 92111
619-388-2780
www.sdmesa.edu/dsps

San Diego PEERS
Adult Social Skills Training
Robyn Coughlin, LCSW
College level 14-week course that includes UCLA’s PEERS social skills curriculum and Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking strategies to help transitioning adults gain and maintain personal and professional relationships.
8885 Rio San Diego Dr. #365
SD, 92108
619-997-5310
www.sandiegopeers.com

SDSU Interwork Institute
Transitioning from high school to postsecondary education.
6367 Alvarado Ct. #350
SD, 92120
www.interwork.sdsu.edu

TERI Kilmer College
TERI understands the social and emotional needs of individuals with developmental disabilities in the transition stage. TERI has a model for learning that supports any age and learning style and offers a broad range of subjects that meet the needs of students while maintaining individual supports to help them reach their goals.
251 Airport Rd.
Oceanside, CA 92058
760-721-1706
www.teriinc.org/programs/kilmer-college

Think College
National organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. Supports evidence-based and student centered research and practice by sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and providing an exceptional find-a-college tool.
www.thinkcollege.net

Transition Therapy
Transition program specialists who analyze the workplace and the individual to make recommendations on job placement and transition programs and consult on the IEP. They also analyze the workplace to determine what adaptations can be made to make it sensory-friendly.
Chula Vista, CA
5703 Oberlin Dr.#207
SD, 92121
619-841-2012
www.transitiontherapy.org

Workability III: San Diego Community College District
Partnership between the San Diego Community College District and the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Program provides comprehensive career counseling services to students with disabilities with the goal of obtaining and retaining employment.
3375 Camino del Rio S. #275
SD, 92108
619-388-6984
www.worka.sdccd.edu

Xcite Steps
Provides personalized and innovative transition programs for teens and young adults, including mentoring and shadowing the student in college, Independent Living Services and adult socialization programs.
858-764-2956
www.xcitesteps.com

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