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WorkAbility I

WorkAbility I provides activities, events, connections, and resources that help students explore the world of work!


Life After High School

Students have questions. WorkAbility I can help! WorkAbility I helps students discover where the want to go and how to get there!


The Vision of WorkAbility I

The vision of WorkAbility I High School Services is to enable young individuals with disabilities to successfully prepare for the workplace.


WorkAbility I Services

WorkAbility I supports high school programs and special education teachers in offering valuable transition services to their students. WorkAbility I services are provided through district special education classes.

RUSD WAI staff partners with local business, agencies, educational institutions, and community members to provide students with a realistic view of post-secondary educational opportunities and job market requirements.


WorkAbility I Work Experiences

WorkAbility I provides 11th and 12th grade students, age 16+, with a work experience opportunity.

Work Experience participants will receive:

  • A vocational evaluation of interests and abilities
  • Employment preparation and support
  • Assistance and continual follow-up during the temporary Work Experience

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for an independent, temporary Work Experience. Requirements include:

  • A current and active IEP
  • Age 16-22 years old
  • The desire and ability to work independently
  • Meets Work Permit eligibility including: appropriate grades, attendance, and behavior
  • Completed RUSD WorkAbility I and DOR Student Services Work Experience application documents
  • Federally approved “Right to Work” documentation
  • Job qualifications as set by the employer


WorkAbility I is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education Special Education Department

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