Resources for Families


Adult Agencies Directory 
Affordable Colleges Online: College Affordability  
Adventures in Education  
American Council of the Blind - Helpful resources for blind and visually impaired persons. 
Apprenticeship Training Resources  
"Big Future" by the College Board  
California Adult Education Provider Directory  
California Children's Services/Medical Therapy Program- Services medically and financially eligible children under 21 years of age with chronic, long-term physically handicapping conditions, and who go to school in Ventura County or have parents or guardians who live in Ventura County. They provide assistance for families and clients in transitioning their medical care into adult related services. Includes tools for transitioning to adult life.  
California DMV- Sample driving test 
California National Guard Youth Challenge Program - Grizzly Youth Academy. The most challenging, rewarding and life changing experience of a young person's life. 
California Resource Network for Young Worker's Health and Safety- Information on workplace rights and responsibilities, work hours and job restrictions, hazards on the job, way to prevent job injuries and more.  
California State University (CSU) Mentor - On-line resource for education at California State Universities 
California Vocational Schools and Adult Education  
Career One-Stop  
College Prep 101  
Department-Store-Applications.com - The site provides employment resources, online applications, and job listings for many of the top department store retailers across the United States.  
Disability.gov- Your central gateway to the federal government's disability related information and resources.  This easy-to-use Web portal is a directory of government Web links relevant to people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers and other community members.  
Disability Benefits in California 
ELaws - Child Labor Laws- Changes to youth employment rules went into effect 2/14/2005.  This Department of Labor website offers updated comprehensive information on wages, hours, and jobs.  This is an excellent source of information written in plain language.  
Employment Development Department- A step-by-step guide to finding a good job in a career that's right for you.  Students can plan for a career, create a resume, search for jobs online, etc.  
Family Interview Worksheet  
Family Transition Training Booklet    English    Spanish  
Featured On-line Schools  
Financial Aid for College   
Going to College...or Thinking About It?  
GovBenefits.gov - GovBenfits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs. 
Information Alert for Parents of Special Education Students  
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - The Job Accommodation Network is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor.  JAN is one of several ODEP projects.  JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment  and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and  other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.  JAN's efforts are in support of the employment, including self-employment and small business ownership, of people with disabilities.  JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available.  
National Center for Education Statistics: Find the right college for you
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators  
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability- NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.   
Notification of Age of Majority (Parent) -   English    Spanish 
Occupational Outlook Handbook- A nationally recognized source of career information compiled by the United States Department of Labor.  
Sexual Harassment Prevention Resources for Students and Families
Social Security Benefits for People with Disabilities - The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. While these two programs are different in many ways, both are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.  
*Think College - for people with Intellectual Disabilities  
Transition Agency Padlet - English
Transition Agency Padlet - Spanish
Transition Checklist for Parents     English    Spanish  
Transition Fairs Save the Dates for 23-24 
Fall Fair November 15, 2023
Spring Fair March 23, 2024
Information Alert for Parents of Special Education Students 
Transition Portfolio Guide  Book 
Transition Resources for Diploma Bound Students with Autism  Book 
Tri-Counties Regional Center Legal Considerations - Information Regarding advocacy and conservatorship.  
U.S. Department of Education - Resources for Parents and Students  
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - We've created this page as a one-step resource for People with Disabilities. We have pulled together a directory of links from our site as well as outside sites to assist you.  

Ventura County Workforce Development Board - Provides information on Ventura County jobs, employers, occupations, and businesses as well as career development and community resources.  
Workforce Resource Guide

Vocational Schools Database  
Vocational/Trade Center 
Youth Rules!- What are your rights as a teenager in finding a job and keeping it?  Here's where you find out!