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Transition Resource Guides

Easy Reference Guide:  List of local contacts for Agencies, Employment, Education, Training and Transportation

NMUSD Families in Transition Resource Guide: This transition guide was developed for families with a focus on effective transition planning including legal requirements and best practices. Specific information is provided to assist you with the development of a plan which meets the individual needs of your student as he/she prepares for post high school environments.

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Secondary Transition Services

Life After High School

“The Journey to Life After High School: A Road Map for Parents of Children with Special Needs”

This comprehensive guide examines the laws that impact a child with special needs, the importance of the individualized education plan, and the different paths a child with special needs can take after graduating from high school. “The Journey to Life after High School” not only provides the steps that need to be taken prior to graduation but also the preparation required for the new adult’s legal and medical rights.

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Transition Programs

WorkAbility I        
WorkAbility I is a California school and community program designed to benefit students, employers, and the community.  WorkAbility I promotes career awareness, preparation, and exploration for transition age youth. WorkAbility I helps students develop positive interpersonal skills, marketable job skills, and provides opportunities for paid work experience, limited term on-the-job support and guidance from our Workability 1 personnel. Students 14-22 years of age with an active IEP (Individual Education Program) are eligible for WorkAbility I services. 

Transition Partnership Program

TPP is collaborative program with the California Department of Rehabilitation to provide employment related services leading to job placement for students and adults with disabilities. Students may begin the referral process to TPP  in their junior or senior year of high school.  Eligibility for this program is determined by Department of Rehabilitation. Students are served by priority of need and may be placed on a waiting list to determine eligibility.


Seamless Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) 

NMUSD Adult Transition Program's five classrooms directed by highly qualified teachers provide a variety of instruction, community and volunteer work-based training experiences for our students 18-22 years old.  Student must complete 4 years of high school and receive a Certificate of Completion.  Eligibility for program is determined by IEP team. Each student's program is developed to meet their unique needs and desired student outcomes. Functional Academics Life Skills Program, Vocational Education Program, NMUSD at HOAG Hospital and STEP Flower Cart.


  • President – Troy Hall
  • Executive VP – Cindy Hickman
  • Secretary – Sylvia Worden
  • Treasurer – Amber Snider

Contact Us

Terri Wert
Transition Services at Harper
425 E. 18th Street C-8
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone 949-515-5343

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