High School (Ages 15-18)

This page contains resources for families with teenagers between the ages of 15-18 years old.

If you have concerns about your teen’s development, discuss them with their doctor. To learn more about regional center services or specialized education services, please visit:

The Department of Developmental Services Website

Regional Center Information: Regional Centers

Self-Determination Program: Self-Determination Program (SDP)

The California Department of Education Website

California Department of Education

Services & Resources – Special Education

The California Department of Social Services Website

Home | California Dept. of Social Services

Child Care and Development Programs

The California Department of Rehabilitation Website

Programs – CA Department of Rehabilitation

California Health and Human Services

Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE)

California Department of Education- Special Education Resources

Inclusive School Physical Education and Physical Activity- Centers for Disease Control

California School for the Deaf- Riverside

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)


UC Davis MIND Institute

College Resources

Local Colleges & Universities

Work Force Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Employer Laws and Regulations

Employment Resources

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Work Services

California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DOR) resources

Strategies to Empower People (STEP)

WorkAbility I: A California Transition Program: California Department of Education

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program

Benefits Planning

Job Development, Coaching, and Contract Work

Family Education Center (FEC)

California Parent Organizations for Resources

Indian Education Center

California Hands and Voices: Advocacy, Support and Training

California Hands & Voices Post-Secondary Transition Online Module for Parents and Teens

Family Education- California School for the Deaf- Riverside        

Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities- UC Davis MIND Institute

California State Independent Living Council (SILC)

Disabilities Rights California (DRC)

Disabilities Services 101- Benefits Planning

Fiesta Educativa Inc

U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs

Family Voices of California

California Department of Developmental Services (DDS)

California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)

Regional Center (RC) Information

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) information

Deaf Access Program

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (all ages)

NORCAL Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA)

For a full list of services and resources available, please visit the Department of Health Care Services’ Website: Services

Children’s Medical Services


Medi-Cal Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT)

Dental Resources

Centers for Disease Control

California Department of Health and Human Services- Mental Health Resources for Youth

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Relationships and Sexual Health 

The Arc

California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN)

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood (2nd ed.) Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

California Department of Social Services Resources

Consumer Self-Advocacy (Resources)

Councils on Developmental Disabilities

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Resources

UC Davis MIND Institute

Social Emotional Learning Alliance for California (SEL4CA)

Deaf Education and Families Project

California State Resources

The Power of the Adolescent Brain: A TAG Talk

LGBTQ+ and Disability Resources

Supported Life Institute

Braille Institute: Youth Program

Club 21 Learning Resources & Resources Center for Individuals with Down Syndrome


Last modified: July 8, 2024