Transition CA

The mission of the Transition CA website is 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 Transition CA sections and topics.

This website includes transition resources (information sheets, tip-sheets, research articles, charts and videos) that will provide information on education, employment, independent living, and related topics. These materials have been sent and approved by transition practioners, families and individuals with disabilities. Please download documents and/or access the websites indicated. It is hoped that these resources will assist individuals with a wide range of disabilities, their families and those who support them, as they prepare to become self-sufficient adults living a quality life.

The Transition CA website is supported through the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability at Chapman University.

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Statewide Special Education Workgroup Reports

Under the 2020 California State Budget Act, Senate Bill 74, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), in partnership with the California Department of Education (CDE), convened two workgroups charged with providing recommendations to state policy-makers aimed at improving opportunities and outcomes for California’s students with disabilities. The final reports for both the IEP and Alternative Pathways Workgroups have been published. To access the reports, please click on the links below:

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Workgroup Report

The Alternative Pathways to a High School Diploma (AP) Workgroup Report

Please Join Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (TPI) For The 2022 Summit on Disability and Inclusion

Friday, August 12, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Continental Breakfast from 8:30 - 9:00 am

FREE to Attend

The Summit on Disability and Inclusion is TPI’s signature event that brings together current research and community partners to highlight best practices that will improve the lives of people with disabilities by supporting inclusivity for all. The Summit will once again be presented in-person at the Marybelle & Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University. The Summit is free to attend, but registration is required. Please click here to register for the Summit.

The 2022 Summit on Disability and Inclusion will center around the theme "Building Spaces for Belonging." The keynote presenter for the Summit is Diana Pastora Carson, an educator and disability rights advocate with over 30 years’ experience in education. She is a consultant and trainer on diversity as it relates to disability and is the author of several articles and books including Beyond Awareness: Bringing Disability into Diversity Work in K-12 Schools & Communities, as well as her children’s book, Ed Roberts: Champion of Disability Rights. She has compiled her disability awareness teachings in a digital course entitled "Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters."

In addition to the keynote presentation, the Summit will feature a presentation by a self-advocate and the Orange County service organizations that have provided support on the path to full-time employment for the individual. There will also be presentations on current research and initiatives in teacher education and inclusive education. The Summit will culminate with a special award presentation to the Honorable Dave Cortese of the California State Senate.

The venue is fully accessible and ASL interpreters will be present. For additional accommodations, please email

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Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Transition Team