The Institute for the Redesign of Learning is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals of all abilities to take charge of their learning and lives, making it possible for them to be competent, caring, and contributing members of society by providing opportunities for families, professionals, and communities to support those efforts.
Our Transition and Adults Services (TAS) program supports the success of thousands of individuals of all abilities overcoming social and adaptive skills deficits. TAS contracts with Department of Rehabilitation, is vendored through East Los Angeles Regional Center, and serves clients from various Regional Centers throughout Los Angeles County.
TAS offers personal, vocational skills training, and supported employment services to youth and adults with developmental disabilities, emotional or mental health issues, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. TAS enables participants to overcome deficiencies in adaptive and social skills, which often prevent them from living and working independently.
Our training includes the use of public transportation, personal care and safety, volunteer work, money management, home maintenance, and domestic skills. Our goal is to improve not only the vocational skills of our participants, but also their quality of life. During the pandemic, Transition and Adult Services (TAS) placed 85 high school students and adults in employment opportunities, which was a 42% growth from the prior year.
The Supported Employment Program (SEP) provides vocational and social assessments, along with professional training courses for our participating clients. The majority of our clients are matched with a job coach who provides on-site coaching and supervision at the job placement. Our SEP clients have a retention rate of 76%, as they are dedicated employees who want an opportunity for success.
Become one of our partners and employ our trained, loyal, and reliable clients while being eligible to receive tax incentives and credits. Recent state legislation has provided funding for employers to be reimbursed up to $10,400 per year towards the full or part-time employment of individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit allows employers to earn up to 40% of the tax credit of a new employee’s first-year wages. The Barrier Removal Tax Deductions allows businesses to make annual deductions to expenses related to removing physical, structural, and transportation barriers for people with disabilities. In most cases, 80% of accommodations will cost less than $500.
Stop what you are doing and contact us today to become a partner! To learn more about our program or if you are interested in becoming a partner, please reach out to Tressa at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Institute for the Redesign of Learning is a community-based, social services agency providing special education, mental health, early childhood education, transitional, and vocational services to children, students, and adults, including those with special needs. www.redesignlearning.org