Who We Are

The ITOP Interagency Council is a collaborative effort of Support for Families of Children with Disabilities and JVS (Jewish Vocational Service). The key element of the ITOP Interagency Council is the full inclusion and participation from the broader community which is comprised of consumers, family members, youth, community based organization and agencies in the city that are involved in transition of youth with disabilities that assist with housing, employment recreation and independent living skills.
ITOP is modeled after the highly successful San Francisco High Risk Infant Interagency Council (HRIIC), which has greatly improved access to early intervention services for San Franciscoâs youngest children with disabilities and their families.

Mission Statement

The mission of San Francisco Improving Transition Outcomes Project (ITOP) Interagency Council is to improve services and outcomes for youth ages 14 to 24 with disabilities in making the successful and seamless transition towards maximum self-sufficiency and independent living. The ITOP Interagency Council is a collaborative effort of Support for Families of Children with Disabilities and JVS (Jewish Vocational Service).

Vision Statement

San Francisco is a place where all youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, professionals and the community will be engaged in the successful transition of youth to adulthood. All youth with disabilities will:

  • Be prepared to participate in becoming independent and productive members of their community.
  • Have the supports and resources needed to achieve successful outcomes and stability in independent living.
  • Have meaningful opportunities to improve their well-being and their quality of life.
  • Be empowered with a sense of purpose and self-determination to achieve their potential.

All families of youth with disabilities will:

  • Be empowered with the knowledge and opportunities needed to prepare their child for the future.
  • Have the supports and resources in their community needed to assist their child.
  • Have a supportive and meaningful relationship with their child in making the transition to adulthood.
  • Be engaged with their child in developing and implementing their transition goals and services.

All professionals serving youth with disabilities will:

  • Be valued for what they do with opportunities to learn and grow in their work.
  • Have the supports and resources needed to achieve positive transition outcomes for the youth that they serve.
  • Ensure that youth receive culturally competent and appropriate services to achieve their transition goals.
  • Educate families and the community about the needs of transition for youth with disabilities.

Goals

Goal 1:  Self Determination and Self Sufficiency

  • All youth with disabilities transitioning to adulthood will obtain the supports, resources, and independent living skills needed to achieve their maximum potential.

Goal 2:  Community Support and Connection

  • Communities will support youth to fully participate as contributing and integrated members of their communities.

Goal 3:  Social and Recreational Opportunities and Support

  • Youth with disabilities will have easy access to meaningful social relationships, social activities, and recreational opportunities.

Goal 4:  Education and Employment Opportunities

  • Youth with disabilities will have opportunities and support in secondary and post-secondary education, vocational training, and employment development.

Goal 5:  Medical and Mental Health Services

  • Youth with disabilities will have access to a full range of culturally-competent and convenient medical, dental, and mental health services as they transition to adult health care.

Goal 6:  Family Support and Involvement

  • Families of youth with disabilities will be empowered with the knowledge and resources needed to engage and support their children in making the transition to adulthood.

Goal 7:  Comprehensive Service Network

  • Youth with disabilities and their families will have a coordinated network of comprehensive and culturally-competent transition services, and professionals will have the support and resources needed to achieve positive outcomes with the youth they serve.

ITOP Members

ITOP Interagency Council is comprised of over 30 members organzations. Please click here to see list of member organizations and short descriptions.

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