Improving Transition Outcomes Project Interagency Council Members

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Adolescent Health Working Group:

  • is a coalition of committed youth, adults, and representatives of public and private agencies whose mission is to significantly advance the health and well being of San Franciscoâs youth.

ARC, The

  • is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1951 to serve, support and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities. We provide a variety of services and currently support over 400 people on a daily basis.

California Childrenâs Services/MTU:  [Top]

  • is a statewide program that treats children with certain physical limitations and chronic health conditions or diseases. CCS can authorize and pay for specific medical services and equipment provided by CCS-approved specialists. The California Department of Health Services manages the CCS program.

California Deaf-Blind Services:

  • promotes positive quality of life for individuals from birth through age 21 who have both hearing and vision loss. The goal of the project is to facilitate maximum participation in preferred life activities. California Deaf-Blind Services collaborates with individuals who are deaf-blind to celebrate strengths, recognize unique needs, and develop personalized supports and services.

California Department of Rehabilitation

  • works in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.

City College of San Francisco

  • CCSF provides educational programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse community: CCSF seeks to enhance student learning and maintain a commitment to excellence, the college provides an array of academic and student services that support the development of students' intellectual, cultural, and civic achievements. City College of San Francisco belongs to the community and continually strives to reaffirm its commitment as a resource for the community.

Community Alliance for Special Education

  • The Community Alliance for Special Education (CASE) was formed in 1979 to protect the lawful educational rights of children with disabilities by fostering the fair and just implementation of IDEA and state special education law. CASE advocacy staff, thoroughly trained in special education law, helps families and school districts work together when designing appropriate special education programs for students with disabilities, who are at risk for school failure, so they can succeed in school, get a job and become productive members of their community.

City and County of San Francisco

This list includes City and County Departments, Boards, Commissions, Committees, Task Forces and key divisions that have a web site available online. You will also find listed some of the major projects and programs.

  • Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
  • Community Behavioral Health Services, Transitional Youth Services
  • Department of Human Services, Independent Living Skills Program
  • Juvenile Probation Department
  • Mayorâs Office of Community Development
  • Mayorâs Office on Disability
  • Department of Public Health, MCH/CCS
  • D3 represents the combined talents of the âthree Duttons- Dale, Donna and Dustyâ- as they experience and impact the disability service system- through the eyes of Dad, Mom and Daughter ( The persons served- consumer-client)

Golden Gate Regional Center  [Top]

  • This web site will provide you with a description of who we are and how we work together with you, along with an overview of the resources available to you and your family. Guests will also find valuable information, such as what your rights and responsibilities are under the law, as well as answers to frequently asked questions and "tips" from other experienced families and GGRC staff members who care about how you feel.

Hearing and Speech Center of Northern CA  

  • The mission of the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California is to enable people who are hard-of-hearing and deaf, and people with speech/language disorders of all ages and backgrounds to participate fully in their families, schools, workplaces, and communities.

Honoring Emancipated Youth/United Way Bay Area

  • HEY is a membership-based coalition of public and non-profit agencies dedicated to helping youth successfully transition out of foster care. HEY members envision that all San Francisco youth exiting the foster care system have access to a regional continuum of housing and support services that enable them to become successful, self-sufficient adults.

Independent Living Resource Center  [Top]

  • ILRCSF Mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are full social and economic partners, both within their families and in a fully accessible community.

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)

  • is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1973. JVS assist youth and adults to builds the skills needed to succeed in today's workplace. JVS assist individuals to achieve self-sufficiency, and help businesses fulfill their employment goals.
  • KIDS (Keys to Introducing Disability in Society) Project has provided disability awareness education in the Bay Area for more than 25 years. Since 1978, our disabled teachers and workshop leaders have conducted hundreds of workshops for thousands of participants, ranging from preschoolers to adults. In these workshops, successful adults with disabilities share their life stories, including the barriers they have faced, and the strategies that have helped them to succeed. Our programs were originally developed at the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley by adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, in order to ensure more effective integration of disabled children into our schools and communities. These programs offer direct intervention to dispel myths and stereotypes, to provide education about disability issues (disability culture, the disability rights movement, inclusion, accessibility, accommodations, adaptations, etc.), and to promote the values of diversity and inclusion in order to create positive attitudes about disability, and to foster empathy and respect for all people.

Larkin Street Youth Services  [Top]

  • The Mission of Larkin Street Youth Services is to create a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street.. We will nurture potential, promote dignity and support bold steps by all

Legal Services for Children

  • LSC's mission is to ensure that all children and youth in San Francisco Bay Area have an opportunity to be raised in a safe environment with equal access to a meaningful education and the services and supports they need to become healthy and productive young adults. LSC pioneered a unique interdisciplinary approach to legal services, employing teams of attorneys and social workers to comprehensively meet the needs of our clients.

Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities, âBridgesâFrom School to Workâ Program   

  • is a public charity, is a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation's programs are funded in part by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education and its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, and various local grants and contracts. The Foundation directs all of its resources to the operation and expansion of "Bridges . . . from school to work" and related programs, and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

San Francisco Safe Start

  • The mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV)/ Safe Start Initiative is to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.

San Francisco State University, Department of Special Education

  • offers masterâs degrees, teaching and clinical rehabilitative services credentials in Special Education and Communicative Disorders. It has pioneered many of the programs and services for individuals with disabilities.

San Francisco Unified School District, Special Education Services/School Health Program

  • provides instruction to meet a child's unique needs. A federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act says that all eligible school-aged children and youth with disabilities are entitled to receive a free appropriate public education.

San Jose State University / Recreation and Leisure Studies Department

  • The Recreation and Leisure Studies department is committed to advancing professional growth through an academic learning experience involving one of the following emphasis of study: Recreation, Parks, Therapeutic, and Tourism.

Social Security Administration

  • is a valuable resource for information about all of Social Securityâs programs. At our website you also can: apply for benefits; get the address of your local Social Security Administration Office; request important documents, such as a Social Security Statement, a replacement Medicare Card or a letter to confirm your benefit amount and find copies of our publications.

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities (SFCD) :  [Top]

  • is a parent-directed non profit that has more than 22 years of experience in providing extensive information, education and parent to parent Support Services who have children and youth with any kind of disability or special healthcare need.

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