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Person in dress shirt and tie sitting at a deskTPI’s current focus is on the movement from schools to meaningful employment toward the goal of a quality adult life. TPI is committed to increasing the rate and conditions of employment for people with disabilities. TPI is also part of the Orange County Transition Initiative (OCTI), a collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education, The Regional Center of Orange County, and The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. OCTI strives to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, families, educators, and local and state agency representatives in areas critical to the successful transition of individuals with disabilities into the adult world. More information regarding transition to work can by found by visiting our transition website


Griffiths, A.J.; Hanson, A.H.; Giannantonio, C.M.; Mathur, S.K.; Hyde, K.; Linstead, E. Developing Employment Environments Where Individuals with ASD Thrive: Using Machine Learning to Explore Employer Policies and Practices. Brain Sci. 2020, 10, 632.

Griffiths, A.J. Cosier, M., & Morgan, S. (2019). Research-to-Practice Brief: Using Labor Market Projections for Successful Transition Planning. Research Brief: Thompson Policy Institute Disability Summit Fourth Annual Report. Orange, CA: Chapman University, Attallah College of Educational Studies.

Griffiths, A.J., Giannantonio, C.M., Hurley-Hanson, A.E., & Cardinal, D. (2016). Autism in the Workplace: Assessing the transition needs of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Business and Management.

Griffiths, A.J., Giannantonio, C.M., Hurley-Hanson, A.E., & Cardinal, D. (2016). Getting down to business: Assessing the transition needs of young adults with autism. Journal of Business and Management. https://www.chapman.edu/business/_files/journals-and-essays/jbm-editions/JBM-vol-22-no-1-Autism-in-the-  Workplace.pdf

Griffiths, A. J. (2014). Six tips for an autism transition plan that works. Children’s Hospital of Orange County Blog. Retrieved from https://blog.chocchildrens.org/six-tips-creating-autism-transition-plan-works/

Hunter, D., Reid, D., & Nishimura, T. (2013). Postsecondary education for students with disabilities. In K. Storey & D. Hunter  (Eds.), The road ahead: Transition to adult life for persons with disabilities, 3rd ed. (pp. 177-198 ). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press.