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The TPI Transition Initiative Steering Committee has spent nearly 2 years developing this website. The purpose is to provide transition planning & employment related information & resources to stakeholders including: Individuals with Disabilities, Families, Service Providers, Educators and Business Partners. This is an ongoing effort to ensure that stakeholders have access to up-to-date and quality articles, training information, tools, documents and resource contacts. This website will be updated on a monthly basis and as new information is acquired.

To promote and support successful transition to employment, independent living and quality life for individuals with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, website users are encouraged to explore all TPI Transition Initiative Website sections and topics.


Stakeholder sections:

Individuals with Disabilities: Materials in this section include specifics related to various disability classifications, self-determination, and competitive integrated employment.

Families: Information specific to parents & family members, including a variety of resources to assist with the transition planning and employment process is available.

Service Providers: Materials relative to disability-related service provision are included in this section.

Educators: Resource materials and best practice documents are provided in this section from various educational agencies throughout California and the US.

Business Partners: Employment-related reference materials and disability resources specific to workplace diversity are included.


In addition, disability-specific topics are organized by the following subjects:


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Transition Planning

Transition Planning information can be found that addresses activities that promote movement from school to post-school activities and other phases of adult life, including postsecondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.

Individuals with Disabilities Resources

Disability specific information can be found in this section. Additionally, At-Risk Groups are addressed.

Family Resources

Disability related tools, advocacy organizations, information briefs and materials specifically addressing family needs, questions and concerns are addressed here.

Post-Secondary Education and Training

Detailed information describing education and/or training opportunities beyond high school, including university, community college, adult education, regional occupational program, vocational or trade schools is provided. Program, class descriptions and brochures can be found.

Workforce Development Training

A wide variety of work and job training programs are available for all individuals including individuals with disabilities.  This section provides summaries and information sheets to highlight programs and provide contact information.

Employment

Paid employment opportunities for all, included individuals with disabilities are highlighted. The requirements related to Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) are addressed. Employment benefits are also addressed.

Business Partner Resources

Resources and services available to our business partners to support the inclusion of individuals with disabilities as members of a diverse workforce are provided in this section. This includes specifics on providing opportunities for work experience, internships and competitive jobs.

Benefits Planning and Management

Benefits planning information including specifics related to Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medi-Cal and the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Work Incentives are provided in this section. This information can help individuals and families to plan-ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.  Resources on budgeting and use of financial resources for attaining economic self-sufficiency are also included.

Community Resources

Services and supports intended to improve the quality of life for people who live in Orange County are included in this section.

Disability Related Legislation

This section includes specific disability related legislation and/or regulations that effect how programs and services are implemented, provided and monitored for effectiveness.

Transition and Employment Related Websites

Easy access to websites from a variety of local, state and national transition and employment programs are available.

Collaboration/Steering Committees

Orange County hosts several collaborative steering and advisory committees. Specific organization charts and directories are included in this section.

Health and Fitness

Resources specific to healthy lifestyles are included.
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