Young woman with a developmental disability



Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) proudly provides services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome throughout Imperial County. Please review our innovative and trusted programs and feel free to contact us with any questions.

TMI Integrated Work Program
Employment Solutions

The TMI employment programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Imperial County include: Community Integration Services (CIS) / Integrated Work and Tailored Day Services (TDS). Our innovative programs seek to assist our clients with finding employment if they desire and/or help them integrate into the community by volunteering at local businesses. We assist our clients with being contributing members of society. Programs are funded by San Diego Regional Center.

Young boy in a wheelchair
Family Support Services

Our Family Support Services program, Family Focused Supports, is designed to keep families with a child or children who have special needs together by offering training for parents, extended family members and respite providers. Intensive social work and behavioral support is also offered, along with 24-hour emergency backup support, training, support groups and our ever-evolving cultivation of community resources. This program is also funded by San Diego Regional Center.

Key Staff


Tara Ramirez

Employment Solutions

Division Manager


Marisa Horner

Family Support Services

Social Worker

Office Location:

1699 West Main St., Suite E 

El Centro, CA 92243

(442) 236-5034