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Transition Services

Workability 1

WorkAbility I is a training program for special education students ages 14-22 designed to promote career awareness and exploration while students complete their secondary education program.

WorkAbility I provides students with opportunities for job shadowing, paid and non-paid work experience, and ongoing support and guidance from vocational personnel.  WorkAbility I is administered by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division.

Business Benefits

  • Screened students ready to learn and work
  • Worker interest/skills matched to employer’s needs
  • Ongoing employee support services
  • Low-risk, low-cost job training
  • Trained employees ready to hire

Student Benefits

  • Career exploration
  • Work experience
  • Support system in making career decisions
  • Interagency collaboration
  • Assessment of vocational interests and aptitudes
  • Follow-up upon exiting

Employment Applications for Students

Documents Require Adobe Reader

  1. WorkAbility 1 School to Career Application -
  2. W-4 Federal Tax form -
  3. I-9 Federal form -
  4. WorkAbility check off sheet
  5. Work Permit if under 18 yrs old
  6. Placement form
  7. Baseline Data Profile
  8. Valid ID with date of birth.
  9. Social Security Card.
  10. Current school schedule.


WorkAbility I Program 2009/2010

WorkAbiliity 1: A California Transition Program


Tina Lehman



All of these documents must be submitted with all required signatures before an application will be accepted.



Exploring Careers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Web site provides introductory career information for students.

Transition Planning
A parent guide to transition from Schwab Learning

Transition Resources from Support for Families
A compilation of web resources on education/transition and employment/ independent living

Learn to Earn Curriculum
This contains standards based curriculum transition activities by grade level.

Improving Transitons Outcomes Project
The ITOP Interagency Council seeks to build a strong professional collaboration that includes the school district, public agencies, non-profit agencies, families, youth and employers.

A Parent's Guide to Transition
This provides questions and answers from the Diagnostic Center Northern California

Transition Related Web Sites
A selection of web sites from the Diagnostic Center Northern California

Transition to Adult Living: Guide for Secondary Education

This handbook is written for students, parents, and teachers. It offers practical guidance and resources in support of transition efforts for students with disabilities.

Click below to download:
Transition to Adult Living: An Information
and Resource Guide

Transition to Adult Living: A Guide for Secondary Education, Section 4 Family Involvement (Spanish translation)  (76kb)

Transition to Adult Life
A web site of transition materials from the California Department of Education