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Project SEARCH/WorkAbility I Program

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
SFUSD Special Education Transition Options

(Project SEARCH)

San Francisco Kaiser Project SEARCH is a collaborative program between San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Kaiser-Permannete (KP), Worklink, the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), and Golden Gate Regional Center. Project SEARCH provide vocational training and education that may lead to employment for individuals with disabilities. Applicants apply to the program and are accepted as interns through a selection committee process. All applicants must be eligible for services with the DOR and may also be eligible with Golden Gate Regional Center.

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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, for more information:

WAI Employer Packet 2016-2017:

WAI Intern's Application Information:

Please downloud completed application. Complete in blue or black ink. Make sure you include signed copy of SScard and current picture ID. All of these documents must be submitted with all required signatures before an application will be accepted.