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Laurel Ruff Transition 


CBI Permission and Liability: Needs to be resubmitted annually.

Laurel Ruff Media Release: Updated for 2023/24.

Laurel Ruff Aquatics Form: Required for those participating in swimming classes.

Alta Release of Info: Authorizes collaboration with Alta California Regional Center to support post secondary transition needs. 

Special Olympics NCal SONC physical form: Required for those participating in Special Olympics events. 

Additional information needed:

Conservatorship documentation 

Please submit copies of any letters of conservatorship to the school office so we have documentation that a conservator has education rights for a student who is over age 18.

Contact our office at 916-971-7586 if you have questions. 

Laurel Ruff Transition School

At Laurel Ruff our mission is Building Independence One Skill At A Time. 

Laurel Ruff is a special education school serving transition aged young adults (18 to 22 age range) who reside in San Juan Unified School District.  Families of students who do not live in SJUSD should contact their local school district to discuss placement options.


CTP:  Community Transition Programs (CTP) for young adults with disabilities who need post high school level support to attain their post-secondary goals  (age range 18 to 22); students have completed four years of high school but continue to need transition focused services.

Enrollment in Laurel Ruff programs is an IEP (Individual Education Plan) decision that should be incorporated into each student's IEP transition plan while still in high school. Students new to San Juan are usually referred to us by San Juan Central during the central enrollment process. Families new to SJUSD are invited to directly contact us for information and support during the enrollment process.

Laurel Ruff Amenities include:

  • community based instruction 
  • concurrent enrollment at American River College
  • off campus work experience and on campus vocational training
  • self-advocacy and life management instruction
  • services for students with visual impairments 
  • extra-curricular opportunities include Visual & Performing Arts, Special Olympics and VIP (Very Important People) sport teams; and evening dances (e.g. the annual Boo-Bash)
  • aquatics program (in our beautiful indoor heated pool)
  • art program
  • speech therapy 
  • adapted physical education
  • learning center support model for students who need specialized support

IMPORTANT REMINDER for current students: Should address or contact information change please notify our office staff immediately 971-7586; prompt communication of changes will help us ensure that transportation is arranged correctly.