Services & Planning

Beacons, Inc. offers a wide array of services to help equip individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families with tools to prepare for the future.  

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Parent Training Workshops

Beacons, Inc. offers parent training workshops, potentially at no cost to the participant. SDRC Consumers and their families are entitled to payment for one (1) parent training workshop per the San Diego Regional Center's fiscal year for up to $200 (June 30 - July 1).

The following workshop is currently eligible for SDRC funding:
Postsecondary Planning: All the "write" moves for ITPs and IPPs.
Beacons Vendor #PY2066, Service Code: 102.

Please contact us if you wish to have a workshop in your area or be added to our announcement emails of future workshops.

Private Clients: If interested in attending our workshop or to learn more, please contact us by clicking clicking here.

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Self-Determination Planning

Beacons, Inc. is listed on the San Diego Regional Center's list to offer initial Self-Determination Planning. Our Beacons planning service uses a wide array of planning tools based upon the SDRC consumer's needs and preferences to help devise a detailed plan using our "Lighthouse" program to make sure SDRC consumers and their trusted team members have a meaningful, easily understood plan to support the consumer's dreams and goals relating to employment, post-secondary education, advocacy, person-driven planning and general community integration. We can help a little or a lot - it's up to the client!

SDRC Clients: No vendor number is needed to access this service. Beacons, Inc. will meet with you, create a planning outline and cost-breakdown to make sure our process meets your planning needs. If the client agrees to proceed, invoices are submitted to the SDRC to obtain payment for services rendered by Beacons, Inc.


Beacons, Inc. created a detailed person-driven (aka person-centered) planning program called "Lighthouse" that explores the client's interests and needs, identifies local community resources based upon the client's interests and needs, and creates a "portable" plan that clients can take and update over the years. Beacons was founded and is primarily run by families who understand the need for precise and individualized planning so that the future no longer feels overwhelming. Contact us today to learn more! Click here


Ages: Beacons provides person-centered planning services starting with individuals who are within a year of exiting their high school district through graduation or by aging out of an adult transition program.

Please note that we may have a waitlist at this time, but to start the process, please complete the Consumer S-D Questionnaire.  After this questionnaire is received, a member of our planning team will contact you. 

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Tailored Day Services

Our Tailored Day service is a specialized support option where a tailored day specialist works 1:1 with a trainee to support the individual's needs in the workplace, post-secondary educational pursuits, advocacy, person-driven planning and general community integration.


Our specialist is pre-trained before working with the trainee to make sure he/she/they is aware of any safety, behavior or health issues that may impact the provision of services and to make sure the specialist knows how to support the trainee. All Tailored Day staff will begin the service with individualized curriculum in place that contains specific goals and measures progress to make sure progress is being made and goals addressed.  

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SDRC Clients: Under the Lanterman Act (§ 4688.21), if a client is a San Diego Regional Center consumer, the client may have up to 8 hours a week of 1:1 support funded by the SDRC to help the client learn skills to improve the client's independence and work towards the client's life goals. The possibilities are endless, but common uses of TDSO are support for educational pursuits, job coaching, development of community routines, transportation support, creation and implementation of a community-based fitness routine, and more! Give us your goals and we'll give you 8 hours of highly individualized support. 

SDRC Vendor Information:
Beacons Vendor #HQ1435, Service Code: 510, Subcode: TDSO.

Private Clients (and those who want more than 8 hours of support): If interested in 1:1 support via private pay, or if you want additional Tailored Day service hours, please contact us to set up a meeting! Click here (

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Pre-Training for Employment

Virtual Tailored Day Services

Onsite Job Coaching

Planning & Consultation Services

Consultations: Work with us to identify and develop tools to increase success! Consultations include review of related materials, at least 2 planning meetings at a coastal North County location of the client's choosing, and creation of an implementation plan (see below for the types of consultation services available). (Cost: Starts at $500, although pricing may vary depending on the project). Click here to contact us to learn more!

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Action Plans & Consulting

Strengthen transition plans and create tangible goals to realize postsecondary goals. An experienced team will review current IEP, and devise a list of tangible ideas and steps to equip the student with a disability and the individual's team for their next IEP/ITP or SDRC meeting.


Empowerment Tools 

Explore educational, social, workplace and/or community best practices and assistive technology (AT) alternatives to overcome obstacles and increase independence. Try "out of the box" options to help improve sucess at home, work, school and/or community settings. Find what works for you!



Business Development

For people wishing to launch or grow their own business, our team can help teach how to create and manage a website, create engaging flyers, help with pricing, develop client lists, use common outreach tools , understand and use "branding," develop client incentives  and more!


Making it work at work for everyone!

Work with a team to examine potential worksites, identify potential opportunities for customized employment and devise a workplace support plan to build a bridge to employment. Our goal is to work with our trainees to find out what they'd like to try or do, and then approach and train employers to work with them using evidence based practices and tools to foster success!


Plan for what YOU want, to live how you want! 

Facilitated brainstorming and planning with YOUR team to develop pathways and support plans to help you realize your dreams and identify what you need to get to where you want in life. Multi-step planning includes initial planning meeting as well as a follow-up review with your team to make sure the steps identified as needed are being or have been taken.


Live your life as independently as possible!

Whether it's developing transportation plans, identifying tools to increase independence at home, or teaching skills that can be generalized in the community, our team can help identify what is needed to help you do what you want to do. It's your life! Tell us what you want to do and we'll help you figure out a way to do it.


It is the policy of the State of California that opportunities for integrated, competitive employment shall be given the highest priority for working age individuals with developmental disabilities regardless of the severity of their disabilities.

Beacons, Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) tax exempt public benefit nonprofit.
EIN #82-5388073

Physical Address:

6150 Yarrow Drive, Suite E

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Contact Emails 

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