Our mission is to change the way the world views and helps children and adults touched by special needs


To become an internationally recognized center of innovation and social change for children and adults touched by special needs throughout their lifespan.

To achieve this vision, TERI is embarking on our most ambitious project to date, the creation of a state of the art campus. The first facility of its kind, the Campus of Life will be a true center of excellence in the education and empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities. The knowledge and innovative approaches generated on campus will be shared with our outside partners to improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities the world over. Set on 20 acres in San Diego County, the campus will provide an inspired and therapeutic environment for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Click below to learn more.

The agency has been recognized as a model program in the State of California for the quality of services it provides to this population. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) California Corporation, the agency relies on donations from the community and foundations in order to continue to set the highest standards and ensure an uncompromised quality of life to this population.

TERI History

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.

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Meet our Executive Team and Staff

TERI's executive team is made up of a diverse set of backgrounds but with one common mission.

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Individuals with developmental and learning disabilities continue to learn and grow throughout their lifetime, their needs changing as they age. Meeting those needs requires a team of professionals who are not only knowledgeable, but committed to assisting these individuals attain the best possible health, happiness, and personal potential.

Financial Overview

Transparency is very important to us. View our past years' financial statements.

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