The Adult Transition Specialist provides oversight and guidance for all secondary transition programming for students with disabilities, 16 years and older. Specialized support is provided to parents and students to plan for life after program completion including post-secondary education, employment and independent living. This includes collaborating with community agencies to promote student access to needed resources and support services. More information is available in our Transition Planning Resource Directory.
Information on community college programs and services is available in our resource entitled Orange County Community College Options for Students with Disabilities
Adult Transition Programs
are located on Community College campuses in Orange County and provide intensive transition planning services for students 18-22 years of age. The Adult Transition Programs are designed to help students move with maximum success from school to post-school placement in continuing education, community and integrated work settings. This program emphasizes student independence, choice making, individualized work environments, communication skills, money skills, and integration with the college population and transition to integrated work. Time is also spent in non-academic classes and integrating into a variety of campus activities
Career technical education programs offered by the Orange County Department of Education include on-the-job training and Exploratory Work Experience Education at over fifty community based work-training sites. This training reflects the local job market and specifically focuses on preparation for work in areas such as food services, retail, clerical, janitorial, landscaping, and door to door delivery. Students also gain work experience through community volunteer service with non-profit agencies such as Adopt A Beach, Assistance League and local libraries.