Vocational Training

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Practical Film Workshop/Inclusion Films
Joey Travolta, Director
146 W. Cypress Ave., #103
Burbank, CA 91502
Tel: 818-848-3708
Services Provided: They offer vocational training in Filmmaking to people with developmental disabilities who are18 and older.


L.A. Goal
Petite Konstantin, Director
4911 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
Tel: 310-838-5279
Services Provided: They provide: Living skills, training for adults with developmental disabilities, recreational, social, vocational, clinical, services, independent living. Also have visual and performing arts programs and an art/sewing studio which employs 21 artists.


New Horizons
15737 Parthenia St
North Hills, CA 91343
Tel: 818-894-9301
Services Provided: They provide a day program for adults with developmental disabilities including vocational skills and supported residential living. They accept Medi-cal.


OPARC
Ron Wolff
9029 Vernon Ave
Montclair, CA 91763
Tel: 909-985-3116
Services Provided: They provide vocational training and opportunities in the community and the agency’s on-site industrial workshop that entails basic academic skills training, community integrations, assistance with activities of daily living.


Par Services/ ECT Supported Employment
Shirley Bianca
8740 W. Washington Bl.
Culver City, CA 90323
Tel: 310-204-3300
Email sbianca@ecf.net
Services Provided: Vocational training and job placement


Pathway at UCLA Extension
Eric Latham
10995 LeConte Ave. Room 413
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: 310-794-1112
Services Provided: Pathway is a two year post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Students live near the UCLA campus and receive independent living skill training and vocational exploration in addition to taking classes through the UCLA Extension.


Villa Esperanza Services
2116 East Villa Street
Pasadena, Ca 91107
Tel: 626-449-2919
Services Provided: Adult programs include a variety of vocational programs, an adult day activity program - dimensions, adult day program, care management, a residential program and an independent living skills program for adults in the San Gabriel, San Fernando and Conejo Valley regions.


CHIME Institute
Elementary / Middle School
Jodie Agnew-Navarro
22280 Devonshire St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Tel: 818-677-3866
Services Provided: CHIME Institute, Arnold Schwarzenegger Charter Elementary School serves students kindergarten through 5th grade: Application for enrollment is available through this website and should be printed, completed and hand delivered to the school. A random public drawing is held in the spring for admittance in the upcoming school year.
CHIME Charter Middle School serves students 6th to 8th grade: Application for enrollment is available through this website and should be printed, completed and hand delivered to the school. A random public drawing is held in the spring for admittance in the upcoming school year.


Taft College
Jeff Ross, Coordinator Student
Support Services
29 Emmons Park dr.
Taft, CA 93268
Tel: 661-763-7776
Service Provided: Transition to Independent Living Program (T16) is an educational experience for adults of developmental disabilities emphasizing learning independent living skills.


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