While students are enrolled in school transition programs, they may be referred to a work experience program, such as WorkAbility, where they can gain some on-the-job experience and learn about how to conduct themselves in a work environment.
Your HRC Service Coordinator can assist you to find out what transition programs are offered by your school district, during the school’s individual transition planning process.
Project SEARCH is a national program that promotes work experience in integrated community environments for people with developmental disabilities. HRC currently works collaboratively with Los Angeles Unified School District, Kaiser South Bay Medical Center, and Best Buddies to provide a Project SEARCH program in this area. Through this program, students in their final year of school transition gain real work experience and exposure to real work settings, to better prepare them for employment after they leave school.
Please refer to the section of this website, “Available Services for Adults,” to learn more about services that become available after a client leaves the school system.