'The Next Decade' is a 501(c3) Non- Profit Organization, which will provide support to young adults with Autism and other disabilities in the community in Ventura County. Our office is located at 2901 Peninsula Road, Suite #146 in Oxnard, CA. 93035. The Director is Dr. Patti Gault, a Special Educator, who has worked as a Special Education Teacher in the Public School System for the past forty-four years.
Our purpose at ‘The Next Decade’ is to support Young Adults with Autism and other Intellectual Disabilities, who are beyond school age (22+), to reach their full potential, with the greatest level of Independence LEADS TO HAPPINESS.
We are committed to support young adults with Autism and other intellectual disabilities to achieve their individual goals for the very best in LIFE.
We believe that ALL young adults with Autism and other disabilities, given the right support and MANY opportunities, can succeed in becoming independent citizens, making a meaningful impact in their lives and in their communities. We believe that even those who are most dependent seek Independence in their lives. We believe that INDEPENDENCE
Forty‐four years of successful teaching experience; Grades K‐12 + Post‐Secondary in Texas, Illinois, Micronesia, California; Director of Special Ed, Rylie Charter Schools of Texas; Adjunct Special Ed Faculty, CSUCI Educator of the Year, Secondary and Post‐Secondary in Autism of Ventura County (2012), Teacher of the Year Awards (3x) Multiple Grants Recipient: Christa McAuliffe Federal Grant Recipient and Fellowship Award, Reading Literacy Grants, Technology Challenge Grants, Special Education Directors State Block Grants, 21st Century Technology Grants Recipient (1995‐2012) International Speaker and Presenter: Autism Speaks International Speaker, Durban, South Africa, 2011. US/China Education Summit Conference, Beijing China,1998, International PRELL Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, Doctorate Research Reading Strategies Study of Ethnicities, Saipan, Micronesia, 1999.
JOBS Program Developer, Jobs + Opportunities Beyond School, 2013 – Gault Ind. Living, Inc.
Bonham High School, Bonham, Texas 1961; BS Elem Education Degree, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 1966; Special Education Credential, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX 1968; Doctorate of Education Degree, California Coast University, Santa Ana, CA 1999.
Doc Landon Chats with Special Educator Carri Gault and Special Guest Valerie Vargas.
Providing Daily Support for Young Adults with Disabilities Beyond School Age (22+)Contact us