Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has directed regional centers serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to ensure that certain individuals remain at home rather than attend day services outside the home.


According to the latest California Department of Health guidance, the following individuals are at a higher risk for serious illness:

  • Older adults;

  • Individuals with serious chronic medical conditions – such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease; or

  • Individuals with compromised immune systems




The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Please be diligent in your effort to help the virus from spreading. We will continue to post updates as they become available. 


Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has worked effectively and collaboratively under our remote working arrangements across all offices. During the California shelter in place orders, TMI has continued to operate under the “Essential Business” classification with only essential employees working. All other employees with job descriptions that can be performed remotely have worked from home and sheltered in place. As we continue to conduct business, TMI believes a controlled and communicated protocol that considers the health and safety of employees is prudent.  


The details of the TMI Essential Business Protocol (EBP) are in accordance with state and local guidelines for a safe work environment. It should be noted that this document might not cover all circumstances that employees may encounter, and employees are encouraged to seek guidance from the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, Program Directors, or the Human Resources Department, regarding questions or concerns as they arise. 

Working under the guidance and recommendations of federal and state entities (Department of Development Services, Health & Human Services Agency, Community Care Licensing, and Regional Centers), TMI made the decision to temporarily close our programs that DO NOT require immediate oversight and direct care of clients due to health and safety regulations.

Programs Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice:


Programs That Remain in Service with Precautions:


Programs That Can Provide Consultation via Email:



  • CONNECT: TMI clients can participate in Zoom events. RSVP required!

We will be following and assessing the situation on a daily basis and keeping our clients, families and employees updated as needed. All TMI physical offices are temporarily closed, however, TMI Managers are accessible and working remotely from home.


If you are able to support our efforts, please consider making a donation in order to help us maintain our programs and services should this crisis extend into the coming months.


We thank you in advance for your support! If you have questions or need assistance, please call (800) 877-5452 or email Stay safe!