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Innovative and trusted services designed to enhance the lives of our clients. We are here to help. 

Developmental Disabilities Services & More

Serving San Diego, Riverside & Imperial Counties

Founded in 1981, Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and veterans with disabilities. Our services help our clients to realize their hopes and dreams. We are very proud of the work that we do!


Not sure where to start? Please contact us with any questions or visit How To Get Started. Our Frequently Asked Questions page can also be of assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Latest News


Youth thrive when they feel safe, secure and loved. It is our goal to recruit Resource Families that can offer these comforts that should be afforded to all youth. We have youth waiting for a caring home. 


Save the Date!

Join us on April 20, 2024 for our 5th annual Putting for Independence mini-golf tournament. All proceeds will go to our Julie Casey Honorary Fund. 


It takes tremendous support to achieve our goals, and our staff are at the very heart of our mission. We are currently hiring for a variety of positions. We offer outstanding benefits, a supportive work environment and more!

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Diana, TMI Client

"I don't know where I would be without TMI. When I felt alone and desperate, they were there to tell me that I am ok and that I am not alone."
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