» Action: Transition Initiative

Orange County Transition Initiative (OCTI)

The Orange County Transition Initiative (OCTI) is a collaboration among the Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability and Autism, the Orange County Department of Education, the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC), and the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Through OCTI, we strive to improve transition outcomes (e.g., employment, housing, goals) for people with disabilities; supporting these individuals in leading happy, healthy, and meaningful lives. The current focus of the TPI Transition Initiative is enhancing partnerships that promote preparation for and achievement and retention of competitive integrated employment (CIE) for youth/adults with disabilities and related “at risk” populations. This includes individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Orange County Transition Initiative meeting

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Orange County Local Partnership Agreement (OCLPA)

The TPI, in coordination with the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) and Department of Rehabilitation formed the leadership team needed to develop and implement the Orange County Local Partnership Agreement (OCLPA). The OCLPA involves multi-agency planning in coordinating referral, intake, and enrollment processes. This planning ensures identified individuals have access to programs that prepare them for career pathway employment and post-secondary education leading to long-term careers. Programming efforts include identification of resources, tools, services, and career development educational options for youth and adults with a wide range of disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders (IDD).