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What’s Buzzing

Thank you for your interest in Toward Maximum Independence (TMI). Founded in 1981, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and veterans with disabilities. With offices in San Diego, Escondido, Temecula, El Centro and Corona, we have more than 400 employees and provide services to more than 1,200 clients throughout San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties.


Check out what the media and press have to say about our endeavors and services. We are very proud of the work we do and are thrilled that the public is hearing about all of our success. 

Below you will find media resources. Should you need any additional information, please contact our Corporate Office at (800) 877-5452 to speak with a TMI spokesperson.


CBS8 - San Diego

April 30, 2021

Vista family opens hearts and home to foster care and adoption



The Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle

April 23, 2020

TMI Clients with IDD Keeping Busy at Home...



October 17, 2019

Special Olympics Athlete is a Survivor with a Heart of Gold

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East County Style

February 25, 2019

Toward Maximum Independence Board Chair Awarded Business Volunteer of the Year

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East County Style

April 12, 2018

TMI Partners with ACT II Boutique to Raise Funds



December 14, 2017

Meet Rachel Harris of Toward Maximum Independence


East County Style

February 2, 2017

Local Nonprofit Appoints  Chairman of the Board

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April 2, 2014

After Graduation, Support Is Scarce Yet Crucial For Young Adults With Autism

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Star News

March 12, 2021

Children in need of families



Flourishing Families

Spring 2020

Get to Work! (page 78)

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July 30, 2019

Temecula Bakery Add Integrated Work Clients To Their Team


Imperial Valley Press

February 3, 2019

Young Artist Found Her Voice in Struggle


La Mesa Courier

February 23, 2018

Pushing Through Life's


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Giving Back Magazine

October 2017

Breaking Barriers of Developmental Disabilities


Fine Magazine

December 2016

Supreme San Diego Charities for the Holiday Season


July 31, 2013

TMI 5K For Independence a Resounding Success

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Replenish Hope Podcast

December 2020

“Disabilities doesn’t mean Inability!” Denise Castro Podcast With TMI Executive Rachel Harris 

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October 21, 2019

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Trace's Story

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The Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle

July 19, 2019

Partnerships are a Win-Win for Individuals with Disabilities and Local Businesses

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Innovative Health

Spring 2018

Disability Does Not Mean Inability (page 24)


East County Style

February 6, 2018

San Diego Performer with Epilepsy and Autism Shines On and Off the Stage

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June 2017

TMI Integrated Work Group Makes the News

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East County Magazine

October 2015

Local Nonprofit Appoints New Community Relations Specialist

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San Diego Union-Tribune

April 8, 2013

Program Helps Disabled Help Themselves

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