WorkAbility

SPECIAL EDUCATION

15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA  92128
Phone:  (858) 521-2800 Ext. 2216
Fax:  (858) 485-1501

WorkAbility Program

The WorkAbility (WA) and Transition Partnership Program (TPP) are divisions of the Special Education Department.  These programs continue the Poway Unified School District mission of "excellence in all we do."  Although there have been many changes and much growth over the years, what remains constant is our commitment to providing quality services to our students, leading to their successful inclusion as adults in the community.  Whether it is providing that vital first paid employment experience or assisting students in developing their goals, program staff believes in the value of promoting career and technical education. 

 

WORKABILITY
The WorkAbility (WA) program is a program funded by the California State Department of Education that enables students with physical, mental or learning disabilities, ages 16-21, to gain marketable job specific skills needed in today's competitive job market.  Services available through the program include:

 

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When appropriate, subsidized employment at $10.50 per hour

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Workplace skills training

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Job development/placement assistance

 


If you would like to refer a student who is at least 16 years of age, please use the link below to print out a WorkAbility Referral Form.  Complete the form and return by FAX at 858-485-1501 or through district mail addressed to  Special Education -- WorkAbility Program.

 

WORKABILITY REFERRAL FORM

 

WORKABILITY - MIDDLE SCHOOL (WA-MS)
The WorkAbility Middle School program is designed to empower students at the middle school level to create a personal vision and prepare them to enter high school with academic/social skills and career awareness to make informed choices.  Key components include coordinated instruction and activities that integrate school, community and the workplace.   Activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Career exploration classroom instruction

  • Career interest inventory

  • Career Day participation

  • Career portfolios

  • Developing an Individualized Transition Plan (ITP)

  • Utilizing the Internet for career exploration

 

WorkAbility Program

Jan Simpson
WorkAbility (WA)
Phone: (858) 484-1180 ext. 3733
Email: jsimpson@powayusd.com

Tiffany King
Program Specialist
Phone: 858-521-2815
Email: tiking@powayusd.com

Debbie Sweezey
Office Assistant
Phone:  858-521-2817
Email:  dsweezey@powayusd.com

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800