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Transition Resources Easy Reference Guide  Lists a variety of local support agencies.

Adult Support Agencies and SSA Info 
Agencias de Apoyo para Adultos, incluyendo información de la Administración del Seguro (SSA)  
Brochure for Area Board XI: California State Council on Developmental Disabilities 

Department of Rehabilitation Information

Department of Rehabilitation  FAQ 
Department of Rehabilitation website

How to apply for services
Department of Rehabilitation Online Application
Department of Rehabilitation Consumer Handbook

Dayle McIntosh Center  is a consumer-driven organization serving all disabilities. Their mission is to advance empowerment and inclusion of all persons with disabilities. Two offices service over 500,000 people in Orange County and surrounding areas with disabilities.

OC One Stop Center is designed to meet the needs of the employer and job seeker.  These Centers are intended to provide a more coordinated, customer-friendly, locally driven workforce development system.  Most of the services and resources are free due to federal funding; however, some services could be offered on a fee basis.

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC)
RCOC Brochure 
Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) - Fact Sheet
Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) - Description of Services

RCOC Comfort Connections - Family Resource Center 

Adult Program Visitation Guide  - This document is from the resource listed above and is a list of suggested questions that a Regional Center of Orange County consumer and/or parents might ask adult service providers when visiting adult day programs.

Adult Agency Chart  List of programs with contact information and types of services offered.

Orange County Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Transition Planning Resource Directory 2016-2017
The purpose of this directory is to acquaint students, consumers, parents, instructional staff, and service providers with post-school training options for adults with developmental disabilities.

The first section of the directory includes programs funded by the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC). RCOC has made a commitment to increase the proportion of consumers who are employed in Orange County through their Work Initiative. RCOC has also been working with existing day programs to develop more opportunities for meaningful work and new day program resources. Currently, more than eighty percent of Orange County day programs have an employment component as part of their program design. A recent RCOC survey showed that 63% of individuals receiving support were in paid employment and 20% were in volunteer placement. Programs funded by RCOC are vendored as activity programs, adult development programs and behavior management programs. Additional programs included in the first section of the directory are those funded by the State Department of Education and Medi-Cal. Department of Education offers classes through Adult Education and the Community College District. Medi-Cal and Regional Center of Orange County fund adult day health center care for adults who require ongoing assistance with specialized health care needs.

The second section of the directory includes work activity center and supported employment programs. These programs are also funded by the Regional Center of Orange County.

Individual agencies listed in this directory are not affiliated with the Orange County Department of Education. Program descriptions were primarily developed by each agency and reflect the philosophy of that agency. Inclusion of program descriptions in this directory does not indicate an endorsement of individual agencies. It is suggested that consumers, parents, and advocates become familiar with program options in order to provide initial input in the referral process, and to make an informed choice in the placement decision. When considering individual agencies, consumers might ask service providers if consumer or parent references are available. An Adult Program Visitation Guide is offered on the following two pages. The directory also includes performance indicators and outcomes information for the calendar year to date. Individual agencies that allow for private pay for services are included under each program description

State Council on Developmental Disabilities The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is established by state and federal law as an independent state agency to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need. Consumers know best what supports and services they need to live independently and to actively participate in their communities. Through advocacy, capacity building and systemic change, SCDD works to achieve a consumer and family-based system of individualized services, supports, and other assistance. 

Local Office
2000 E 4th St Ste 115, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 558-4404

SOY (Save Our Youth) is a violence prevention center serving at-risk youth in Costa Mesa. SOY's Academic and Scholarship program assists SOY members, grades 7th-12th, with homework.

Contact Us

Terri Wert
Transition Services at Harper
425 E. 18th Street A-20
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone 949-515-5343
Fax 949-515-6865

Transition Services Contacts by School Site