COLLEGE AND THE ADULT TRANSITION

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COLLEGE AND THE ADULT TRANSITION

Able-Disabled Advocacy
Program designed to give young adults (ages 17–24) the opportunity to complete their education, connect with apprenticeships, and receive workforce training, mental health services and housing assistance.
4283 El Cajon Blvd. #110
SD, 92105
619-231-5990
www.able2work.org

Best Buddies California
Program that pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in one-to-one friendships with typical peers. Planned social events provide the opportunity for adults with IDD to be involved in campus and community life.
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 help students with disabilities reach their academic and vocational goals. The instructional component promotes equal participation in mainstream academic programs.
1313 Park Blvd. #L-206
SD, 92101
619-388-3513
TTY: 619-388-3313
www.sdcity.edu/dsps

College Living Experience
Helps students with ASD and learning disabilities transition to college (applying, class registration, assessing accommodations, organizing assignments, social skills, tutoring and 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
760-805-5214
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 92019
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
619-849-2486
www.pointloma.edu/offices/disability-resource-center

Interwork Institute- SDSU
Promotes the integration of all individuals, including those with disabilities, into education, work, family and community life. The Institute conducts research, training and education using a variety of strategies.
6367 Alvarado Ct. #350
SD, 92120
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 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
TTY: 619-388-7301
www.sdmiramar.edu/dsps

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

Partnerships with Industry
Provides adults with disabilities who are ready, willing and able to work, the opportunity to find 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 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 meets 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 for people with intellectual disabilities. Supports evidence-based and student centered research by sharing knowledge, guiding change, informing public policy, and providing an exceptional find-a-college tool.
www.thinkcollege.net

Transition Therapy
Specialists analyze the workplace and the individual to make recommendations on job placement and transition programs and consult on the IEP. They also determine what adaptations will make the workplace sensory-friendly.
5703 Oberlin Dr.#207
SD, 92121
www.transitiontherapy.org

Workability III: San Diego Community College District
Partnership between the SDCCD and the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Program provides 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.sdccd.edu/about/departments-and-offices/student-services-department/dsps/workability/services.aspx

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

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