The Facts: Transition-Age Youth

There are an estimated 5,000 youth ages 14 to 24 with developmental, learning, emotional/mental health and physical disabilities in San Francisco. Many of these youth are involved in multiple systems of care that include public and non-public schools, public health, mental health, foster care and the juvenile justice system.

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. One official representative from each organization working with this population is needed to participate in the ITOP Interagency Collaboration. An ITOP Community Planning Meeting and Improving Transition Outcomes Conference have taken place with more than 200 individuals and 50 organizations and programs participating.

Scope of Work

The ITOP Interagency Council furthers these initiatives with a scope of work and activities that nclude the following:

  • The ITOP Council will act as a central body for interagency efforts to coordinate and improve services for youth with disabilities.
  • The ITOP Council will conduct a community needs assessment with key stakeholders to determine what is working, identify challenges and problems and develop solutions.
  • The ITOP Council will develop a landscape document that will map existing resources and transition service systems and identify service gaps that need to be addressed.
  • The ITOP Council will provide training to community partners, families, educators, students and service providers on topics related to transition.
  • The ITOP Council will conduct strategic planning that will develop short and long term strategies and priorities for addressing service needs and improving transition services delivery system.

We welcome your participation. The ITOP Council meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor. Contact with any questions or comments.