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Training, Education, and Resource Institute

Mission Statement:  To change the way the world sees, helps, and empowers individuals with special needs.

Since its inception in 1980, TERI has grown to accommodate the needs of many while remaining true to its original goal: to improve the quality of life for children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities, and to change the way the world sees them, allowing for inclusion within the community. Through support, advocacy, dedication, innovation, and resolve, TERI has brought opportunity and hope to countless individuals and families. TERI looks to the future by operating model programs, conducting applied research in best practice procedures, and offering training and consultation to professionals, families, and other community members.
Located in San Diego County, TERI has been cited as a model program in the State of California. In this capacity, the agency has conducted statewide training on the provision of quality services to this segment of our population, developed program and training manuals which have been purchased by the State and social service agencies nationwide as resource materials, served as a training site for Medi-Cal and Department of Health Licensing Surveyors, and provided extensive advocacy services for persons with developmental disabilities.  In this service field, TERI is recognized as a leader in the development and operation of high-quality training, education, and residential programs.

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Every child is a different kind of flower that altogether make this world a beautiful garden.

- Unknown

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