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Adults with Disabilities

Program Description

The Adults with Disabilities department is composed of three unique programs serving the needs of adults with disabilities.


The Life Skills Program serves adults with developmental disabilities providing training in independent living skills, pre-vocational skills, social/relationship skills, computer skills and functional academics. This program is supported by the Regional Center of the East Bay.




The On Track Program
addresses the needs of adults who have suffered an acquired brain injury. Unlike any other program in the Bay Area, we provide 
cognitive retraining, memory skills development, independent living skills and career exploration at an affordable price.




The Transition Options Program (TOPS) is a one of a kind program providing education and support to adults with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism and other related disorders. Students receive education and support in successfully navigating life’s on-going transitions including, higher education, independent living, employment and the establishment of fulfilling adult social relationships.

Life Skills Program — For Adults with Developmental Disabilities


The Life Skills program is a unique educational program for adults with developmental disabilities who are consumers of the Regional Center of the East Bay. It strives to develop each student’s maximum potential and independence through instruction in independent living skills, social/communication skills, job readiness and community access. Application required. (There may be a waitlist.) For more information call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6723.

Fall began on August 21, 2017. No class August 23, September 4, November 10, 20-24, December 25-January 5, 2018.

Winter begins on January 8, 2018. No class December 25-January 5, 15, February 19, March 30, 2018.

• 91933000/91903000   10:00 am-4:00 pm   M-F   Ongoing   Baisman/Miller   C-3/C-4, LVAC

Transition Options Program (TOPS)

This program addresses the unique needs of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, High functioning Autism and related disorders who are transitioning to higher education, independent living and/or employment. The curriculum is comprehensive and specifically designed to meet the individual needs of participants. For more information, call (925) 685-7340 ext.6721.

Winter begins January 9, 2018. No class December 25-January 5, March 30, 2018. No fee for Regional Center clients.

• 91902000/91922000    12:30-4:30 pm    T-F    Ongoing Johnson/Camarena    C-7, LVAC    Monthly Fee*
*Full-time = 3-4 days, $150 monthly payment (September-July)* OR Part-time = 1-2 days, $75 monthly payment (September-July).

On Track — A Program for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)


This program provides a structured environment that assists individuals with ABI to relearn old skills, develop new coping skills, increase independence, learn about community resources, build self-esteem and improve cognitive skills. Emphasis is placed on self-esteem building, understanding one’s own injury, cognitive skill building, and personal goal setting. For more information call (925) 685-7340, ext. 2747. Fall began September 5, 2017. No class November 20-24, December 25-January, 2018.

Winter Begins January 9, 2018. No class December 18, 2017-January 5, 2018.

• 91901000/91911000    10:00 am-3:00 pm    T/W/Th    Ongoing McClary    D-2/D-3, LVAC    Monthly Fee*
*Full-time = 3-4 days, $80 monthly payment (September-July)* OR Part-time = 1-2 days, $40 monthly payment (September-July).

Project SEARCH

Mt. Diablo Adult Education in partnership with Contra Costa ARC, Department of Rehabilitation, Regional Center of the East Bay and the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Walnut Creek is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the next cohort for Project SEARCH. This total workplace immersion training program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities provides a nine-month paid internship at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Walnut Creek. Interns gain competitive and marketable skills with the support of an instructor and skills trainers.

For more information contact: Barbara Saylor, Project SEARCH Manager, CCARC at or Ameenah Lutfee, Project Search Instructor, Mt. Diablo Adult Education,

• 91950001    9:00 am-3:30 pm    M-F    10/2/17-6/29/18


Pre-registration required. For more information call (925) 685-7340, Ext. 6724.

All programs strive to prepare students for the highest level of personal independence possible including the least restrictive living environment, volunteer and/or paid employment, establishment of healthy relationships and the pursuance of personal growth and development. This is achieved through establishing individual student goals that are measurable and evaluated on a consistent basis with the support and assistance from instructional staff. 

All programs require a phone interview and a visit to the program for potential students. A wait list may exist in any program. 

Karen Lingenfelter-Carman, Program Coordinator
(925) 685-7340, Ext. 6721