How do I help my teen find job training?
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) provides vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities:
- Job exploration counseling
- Work-based learning experiences, including paid work experiences
- Post-secondary education counseling for students
- Workplace readiness training
- Self-advocacy training
To access these services, a student with a disability between the ages of 16–18 or their parents may contact any DOR office.
The DOR can help students with greater support needs gain work experience as part of their pre-employment transition services, including funding any auxiliary aids that they need as well as on-site coaching. The DOR can also support students with disabilities in taking college classes, which can include transportation, books, supplies, and assistive technology.
To learn more, see our article The Transition to Adulthood: How the Department of Rehabilitation Can Help