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

Ask the OC Experts

March - June, 2022

Join TPI and RCOC for bi-monthly “Ask the OC Experts” Zoom conversations. Each conversation will focus on different transition issues and will take place the first and third Thursday of each month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. The experts will provide information about their area of expertise, and the remaining time will be used for attendees to ask the experts questions.

Registration is open now! To register, please send your name, email address, and the date(s) of the session you would like to attend to Arturo Cazares, at You will be sent the Zoom information prior to the meeting.

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Work Based Learning: Preparing for Meaningful Employment for ALL

May 3, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Presenters: Richard Rosenberg, Ph.D. and Linda O’Neal, M.A.Virtual Workshop

The workshop will address:

  • Competitive Integrated Employment
  • SB 639 – Minimum Wage for All
  • Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Parental Support for Employment
  • Paid & Non-Paid Work Based Learning
  • Career Pathways

Accessibility: Live closed captioning, ASL interpreter, Spanish interpreter, and Vietnamese interpreter will be provided. Please email for additional accommodations.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please visit to register.

Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Transition Team