Student Profile: Ryan acquires vocational and life skills in OCDE’s Adult Transition Program

Along with supporting 27 local school districts, the Orange County Department of Education directly serves some of the county’s most vulnerable student populations, including those with special needs.

In our latest OCDE Student Profile, we’re sharing the story of Ryan, who started working with professionals from OCDE’s Special Education division in 2011.

Ryan recently graduated from the department’s Adult Transition Program, which emphasizes vocational skills along with functional academics, life skills and social-emotional learning for young adults.

The video above was produced by Greg Lammers and Paul Gibson of our Media Services team. And you can learn more about OCDE’s Special Education services at

This is the latest in an occasional series about extraordinary students enrolled in OCDE programs. If you know someone who should be featured, email us at