Here are a few of the available resources to help you graduate high school, enter the workforce, or attend college. If you are a high school student and do not have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a Section 504 plan, check in with your school administration and find out if one is right for you.
California Department of Rehabilitation
On this site resources from the California Department of Rehabilitation appear in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders for services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.
California Department of Developmental Services
The California Department of Developmental Services is the state agency that provides services and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities.
U.S. Department of Labor
This U.S. federal government website is designed to connect the disability community to information and opportunities.
Family Involvement & Partnerships
This California Department of Education website provides information, resources, and support to parents, guardians, and families of children with disabilities.
Getting Accommodations at College
Use this tip sheet to learn about different types of accommodations you may be able to access to increase your college success.
HEATH Resource Center
As part of The National Youth Transition Center, this resource gathers and disseminates information to help people with disabilities reach their full potential through postsecondary education and training.
Incight empowers people with disabilities to become contributing members of society. We accomplish this through several dynamic programs focused in the areas of: Education, Employment, Networking and Independence.
JobTIPS is designed to help individuals with disabilities explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. JobTIPS addresses the social and behavioral differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for you.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
This website lets you search any state in the nation for agencies and organizations, providing information, referral, or direct services to individuals with disabilities.
On the Job: Stories from Youth with Disabilities [PDF]
These stories describe the ways in which youth with disabilities found their jobs and the variety of supports they drew upon during that process. Within each story, a few of the factors that may have led to their success are highlighted.
Taking Charge of Your Education: Transition Planning for Your Future [PDF]
A comprehensive guide with activities and resources to guide students with disabilities from high school to postsecondary success.
Talent Knows No Limits
A California public education resource for the employment of people with disabilities.
The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities [PDF]
This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives.
Think College for Students
Resources for opening doors to colleges for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country.
United States Social Security Administration [PDF]
Information on how a blind or disabled child, who is a student regularly attending school, college, or university, or a course of vocational or technical training, can have limited earnings that are not counted against his or her Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Youth As Self Advocates (YASA)
YASA is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth. We are teens and young adults with disabilities speaking out. YASA knows youth can make choices and advocate for themselves if they have the information and support they need.