We opened our doors in 2012 to begin helping families, IEP teams, agencies, and employers in creating unique paths to independence.
Our organization provides support, training and Social cognitive therapy resulting in increased awareness of how to connect with others on the job, at school, in the community and in life.
How We Started
Years ago while serving older teens with social challenges and other disabilities in a high school transition program, RoseAnne experienced her own "social awareness" moment. She came to realize how limited the job placement opportunities for her students were. Her thought was,”They’ve worked so hard for this?!” (insert any menial job where you’ve noticed our socially quirky kids working), and, “Is this all there is?!” RoseAnne knew there had to be more opportunities for these young people. There had to be a way of discovering or even creating jobs in their own areas of interest. That is how Transition Therapy was born.
What We've Achieved
- Social educator, skilled, licensed, certified in speech pathology for over 20 years
- Social cognitive specialist
- Developed Social Sensory Worksite Analysis©
- 10+ years of experience working with people in transition
- 15+ years of experience helping people with autism and social challenges
- Presented at the California Transition Alliance Coalition 2015
RoseAnne Stevens, M.S., CCC-SLP
RoseAnne delivers over 25 years of professional experience as a California state licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science at Humboldt State University, and then continued her education at San Francisco State University where she received a Master's of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders. She is an active member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) holding a Certificate of Clinical Competence. RoseAnne has received two ASHA ACE awards for her continued education in the area of Speech Pathology. Her expertise includes participation in the Social Thinking Center’s Mentor program. In an internship program, RoseAnne worked directly with experts Michelle Garcia Winner, Stephanie Madrigal and Pamela Crooke to expand and refine her own social cognitive clinical skills.
Additionally, RoseAnne has earned valuable experience working within a high school district, utilizing specialized methods to help develop and improve social communication in high school students with a wide range of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
RoseAnne raised three children, all of whom attended college. When she is not helping others, she enjoys volunteering at the San Diego Symphony as well as collecting vintage furniture. She has a special place in her heart for her four-legged family members: Kai and Shepherd.
Always seeking to learn, RoseAnne has recently attended these trainings:
Sarah Ward Executive Function Skills, San Francisco, CA, January 2017
How to Improve Transition Results for High School Students with Disabilities, Webinar , December 2016
West Coast Autism Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 2016
Puberty, Sexuality, and Relationships: The Road to Adulthood for Adolescents with ASD, Webinar, May 2016
Learning and the Brain, San Francisco, CA, February 2016
Start With The Heart, Boston, MA, January 2016
The Roots of Literacy Play & Language, San Diego, CA, December 2015
Social Thinking Providers Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 2015