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STARS Adult Transition

Specialized Transition Adult Resources & Skills (STARS) - Adult Transition Program


The STARS Program combines classes and community experiences to help students with various developmental disabilities, who received a high school certificate of completion, ages 18 through 22, learn the skills necessary for a more productive independent life. The STARS Program serves young adults with special needs and provides a program that develops young adults who are positive, productive, and contributing members of society. Students in the STARS program demonstrate mastery of a continuum of skills based on their unique level of ability with the goal of successfully transitioning to adult living. These skills are developed using community based Instruction in addition to classroom instruction.

Target skill areas include:

  • Social
  • Communication
  • Mobility
  • Independent Living
  • Academic
  • Technology
  • Pre-employment
  • Employment


Annette Martinez, Program Specialist


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Katie Desai, School Psychologist

(626) 935-8205

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Cristina Ruiz, Education Specialist

(626) 935-8222

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Joe Bonaventura, Education Specialist

(626) 935-8221

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Olivia Pallares, Education Specialist

(626) 935-8223 

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Dave Koza, Education Specialist

(626) 935-8214

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Nancy Tsubokowa, Speech and Language Pathologist

(626) 854-8520 x3631

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