Since 1987 IRI, through its MentorWorks program, has facilitated the employment of over 20,000 persons with significant disabilities in the USA and Australia. MentorWorks currently works with Orange County private and public employers to assist with the recruitment, hiring, training and ongoing support for persons with disabilities in integrated work settings and self-employment.


MentorWorks promotes a mentoring approach for employers, that results in superior inclusion and retention outcomes for workers with disabilities. As a result of this approach, workers with disabilities are successfully integrated into the regular work force and have a retention rate that averages 300% better when compared to non-disabled co-workers.


In 2014 IRI is beginning Supported Living Services for persons in the Orange County area. We believe that every person with a developmental disability has the right to live in a home of their own with the supports needed to live the life that they choose. 


Since 1995 IRI has been providing educational consultation to families and school districts to develop programs that fully include students with disabilities in their home school regular education setting and transition to integrated post-school community work.


IRI provides Professional Development to professionals and agencies committed to providing integrated work and inclusive education services to persons with disabilities. 

Employers & Supporters

Aloha Ranch 

Behavioral Support Partnership 

California Coastal Commission 


City of Irvine 

Community Action Center of O.C. 

Costa Mesa Senior Center 

CSUF Department of Special Education

Del Taco Anaheim 

Del Taco Mission Viejo 

Discovery Science Center 

First Wheelchair 

Guaranteed Property Inspections, Inc. 

Habitat for Humanity 

Hann Tech Marketing Links


Henry's Market Costa Mesa 

Henry's Market Mission Viejo 


Irvine Animal Care Center 

Irvine Open Space 

Irvine Spectrum Rotary Club 

Jewish Federation 

Jewish Family Services 

Loews Irvine 


Mother's Market 

OC High School of the Arts 

Pavilions Newport Coast 

Ralphs Costa Mesa 

Red Cross 

Red Robin 

Regional Center of Orange County 

REMAX Metro Real Estate 

San Jaquin Wildlife Sanctuary 

Second Harvest 

Shade Tree Partnership 


Temple Shir Ha Ma'alot 

TJ MAX Tustin 

Santa Ana College 

Santa Ana Senior Center 

We Care Soup Kitchen 

Weiner Zivolich

Family Foundation