This list of resources and organizations is provided to help TAY and families understand and identify the opportunities available for youth with dual diagnoses who are transitioning into adulthood. For more general information about this particular domain of transitioning, please download and review the resources below:
Education Services and Organizations
California State University, Los Angeles, Office for Students with Disabilities
The Office for Students with Disabilities promotes student independence and achievement by providing educational and disability-related support services and by ensuring access to academic programs, services and centers through the prescription of accommodations as mandated in the Americans with Disabilities Act. By fostering a supportive campus environment, we encourage students with disabilities to matriculate and graduate from the university.
California State University L.A. – Office for Students with Disabilities
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Los Angeles Community College Disability Office
The Office of Special Services’ (OSS) mission is to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities, allowing full participation in educational programs, services, and campus activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Address: Los Angeles City College – Office of Special Services,
855 N. Vermont Avenue, SSV 100, Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2270
Los Angeles Unified School District/Division of Special Education/District Office of Transition Services
Provides information about transition services in the District and links to other transition information sources.
333 South Beaudry, 17th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Santa Monica College – Disabled Student Center
Primary goal is to integrate disabled students into all campus programs and activities so that students can function independently in college. Services are based on individual needs and include academic and personal counseling. Students may call or come by to schedule counseling appointments and learn more about our services.
1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
UCLA- Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS)
CAPPS is a research clinic that works with adolescents and young adults between the ages of 12 and 35 years who are at increased risk for developing schizophrenia or other psychotic spectrum disorders. Individuals are considered at high risk based on evidence of prodromal features such as unusual thoughts, distorted or heightened perceptions of sights or sounds, ideas of special identity or abilities, suspiciousness, or odd behavior. Individuals who are experiencing difficulty functioning and who have a parent or sibling with a psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, are also encouraged to contact us. CAPPS provides an initial screening interview to determine eligibility. As part of the study, diagnostic, neurocognitive, psychophysiological, neuroimaging and other assessments are repeatedly performed. Adjunctive psychological and psychiatric treatment at our clinic is available to participants. Assessments, case management, and family treatment are provided at no charge. Psychiatric care is also available and it is billed to insurance providers or provided on a sliding scale basis.
00 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 2269, Los Angeles, CA 90095
West Los Angeles Council for the Disabled and Seniors
Founded in 1993, the volunteer Council provides individualized assistance, especially to neuro-psychiatrically challenged. Peer-driven advocacy, community and agency consultation. Assists with Social Security medical reviews, provides information on transportation, utility reduced-rates and service/therapy animals. Experience in HUD discrimination process, successful HUD litigant. Advises, makes educational presentations on affordable housing, tenant/landlord rights. One member of Staff serves on City of Santa Monica Housing Commission. Stigma, agency literature available. All services free.
406 Broadway, #123, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2314
Youth Organizing! (YO!) Disabled and Proud Information Line
Youth Organizing! Disabled & Proud is a program of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC). YO! Disabled & Proud connects, organizes and educates youth with disabilities. Youth Organizing (YO!) develops community organizing activities to build a power base among youth with disabilities so that we can effectively work for change. We engage youth to learn about our history, the disability rights movement, disability pride, organizing and advocacy. Youth with disabilities build community with each other, develop a sense of leadership, a positive disability identity and organize and mobilize each other on issues that affect our lives. We provide opportunities, resources and information for young adults with disabilities. Disabled youth are able to volunteer with local independent living centers, work on advocacy issues and campaigns that are important to them and find mentors within the disability community. YO! works with teens and young adults with disabilities ages 16 to 28.
Address: 1234 H Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95184
Phone: (866) 296-9753
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