This collection of resources is organized around common questions asked by families, professionals, and others assisting youth with intellectual disabilities and autism to plan for and attend postsecondary education.  Information is provided about:

Student Success Stories

The idea of attending college may seem scary, but some students have begun to pave the road for students with developmental disabilities. Below you will find links to stories about students with developmental disabilities that have been successful in college.

Open Doors to College Videos

Open the Doors to College: Lauren’s Story



College to Career

Colleges to Career (C2C) are programs of instruction designed to provide youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) and autism with higher education and vocational training.  C2Cs are located on the following five California Community College campuses: College of Alameda,Sacramento City College, San Diego County Community College District, and North Orange County Community College District.  Students are enrolled for three years and receive supports to be successful with coursework, and to participate in activities on campus.  Each program provides a range of support services including:

  • Educational Coaching
  • Career Exploration
  • Case Management
  • Work Experiences
  • Internships

Find Additional Information:

For additional information contact Wilbert Francis, Project Director, email:, phone: (310) 206-2626.