Welcome to North County's innovative postsecondary option for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities!


Beacons was founded by families to offer person-driven learning opportunities richly supported with technology and accessible pacing. Our goal is to empower individuals with skills, tools, information, and support so that they are equipped to launch and lead a life of their choosing. 


Spring 2021 Pathfinder Workshops

Applications now being accepted! Click here

Only a few spots left for spring 2021.

Self-Determination Planning now open
Click here to learn more!
here to contact our team

Club Beacons Events (Free!) Contact Club
(Approx. 25 - 30 people participate)
11/14 - Thanksgiving Zoom  @ 4:30 pm

11/20 - Movie Night @ 7 pm

12/12 - Winter Zoom @ 4:30 pm


"Small nonprofit making Big strides,Encinitas Current 

"Beacons launches vocational workshops," The Patch (San Diego)

"Adults with disabilities lifting spirits for a good cause," North County Daily Star 


SD Voyager (M. Backer, President)

SD Voyager (L. Lynch, V.P., Pathfinder)

SD Voyager (L. Makings, VP, Club)

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ATTENTION: Due to ongoing state and county recommendations and developments related to COVID-19, times and locations are subject to change. Please contact the program chair or program webpage for the most current information. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience caused by schedule changes.


Pathfinder workshops (Spring, Summer & Fall) Contact

Self-Determination Planning (ongoing) Contact
Club Beacons (ongoing) Contact


11/11 - Beacons observes

and honors Veterans' Day.

Thank you to all who have

sacrificed and served on behalf of our country.

14: 4:30 pm - Club Beacons/Theme: Thanksgiving, Club Email

26 & 27: Thanksgiving Holidays (No PF workshops 11/23 - 27)

20: 7 pm - Club Beacons Movie Night (Coco)Club Email

30: LAST DAY for Spring 2021 Pathfinder Workshop Applications


4: Club Beacons Movie Night (Snow Day) at 7 pm, Club Email

12: 4:30 pm - Club Beacons/Theme: Winter, Club Email

18: LAST DAY of Pathfinder Fall session
18: Club Beacons Movie Night (Elf) at 7 pm, 
Club Email
25: Holiday
28 - 31: No direct services, but Beacons remains open