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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.
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.
(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)
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
San Diego Community College District Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)
(City, Mesa, Miramar, Continuing Education)
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
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
SDSU Interwork Institute
Transitioning from high school to postsecondary education.
6367 Alvarado Ct. #350
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
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.
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
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
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.