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AccessSFUSD for Students Ages 18-22

Special Education Transition 


"Transition planning is an essential step in preparing students with disabilities to assume adult roles. Transition planning should focus on students’ future goals, empowering them to create a personal vision and identifying opportunities to help them meet their current needs as they transition into postsecondary education and training, employment, and quality adult life."

Transition to Adult Living: An Information and Resource Guide


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires:

  • Transition language in the IEP at age 16
  • Measurable postsecondary goals based on age-appropriate assessments related to: training, education, employment, and, where appropriate, independent living skills
  • A summary of performance upon school exit

Transition Basics

SFUSD Special Education Transition Options

(18-22 year old students)

SFUSD is excited to announce the development of additional transition options beyond the existing Community Access & Transition (CAT). Students who are either applying for or are currently enrolled in a CAT class are eligible to apply.

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14-22 year-old WorkAbility I Training Program

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 Program 2010/2011

WorkAbiliity 1: A California Transition Program

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Employment Application for Students

Documents for Employers

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.

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