Programs

Intermediate School WorkAbility 1

Mission of WorkAbility 1 (WA1)

The mission of WA1 is to promote the involvement of key stake holders, including students, families, educators, employers, and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to employment, life-long learning and quality adult life.

Eligibility for WA1 Services

Students with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP) who attend a Saddleback Valley Unified School District Intermediate School are eligible to receive services. These services, however, are not mandated by the IEP and should not be confused with transition services which are a required component. Eligible students may receive some, many, or all school-based components.

School-Based Components

  • Career/Vocational assessments (formal and informal evaluations of interests, skills, abilities, and personality)
  • Career counseling and guidance
  • Partnership collaboration or parent participation
  • Career awareness, exploration, and career preparation

WorkAbility 1 Policies and Procedures

High School WorkAbility 1

Mission of WorkAbility 1 (WA1)

The mission of WA1 is to promote the involvement of key stake holders, including students, families, educators, employers, and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to employment, life-long learning, and quality adult life.

Eligibility for WA1 Services

Students with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP) who attend a Saddleback Valley Unified School District High School are eligible to receive services. These services, however, are not mandated by the IEP and should not be confused with transition services, which are a required component. Eligible students may receive some, many, or all school-based components, but not all eligible students will be placed in a paid work-based experience.

School-Based Components

  • Career/Vocational assessments (formal and informal evaluations of interests, skills, abilities, and personality)
  • Career counseling and guidance
  • Partnership collaboration or parent participation
  • Career Awareness, Exploration, and Preparation Activities

Work-Based Components

  • Job development
  • Employment
  • Job retention
  • Job coach

WorkAbility 1 Policies and Procedures

Summer Programs

The following links will discuss the Summer Programs we offer:

Transition Partnership Project (TPP)

TPP is a collaborative project with the California Department of Rehabilitation. TPP provides a set of coordinated activities for a student, designed with an outcome-oriented process that promotes movement from school to post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational training, integrated competitive employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, or community participation, which ultimately results in gainful employment in an integrated environment. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) reauthorized the Rehabilitation Act and now requires specific Pre-Employment Transition Services (PRETS) activities:

  • Job exploration counseling
  • Work-based learning opportunities
  • Counseling on post-secondary educational opportunities
  • Workplace readiness training
  • Instruction in self advocacy


Special education students are referred for TPP services based on the following criteria:

  • Disability
  • Severity of the disability (mobility, self-care, interpersonal skills, communication, work skills needing a job coach, and work tolerance)
  • Can the student benefit from DR services with accommodations
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