About Future Transitions

Our Roots

Future Transitions, Inc. was founded by Gail Lasker, Ph.D. in 1998. Dr. Lasker's doctorate is in Policy, Planning, and Leadership studies with an emphasis in Adult Learning.

Growing up, Dr. Lasker's parents' raised two developmentally disabled foster children along with their own five kids. Dr. Lasker has three children of her own, her oldest was diagnosed with autism at age 2. She personally understands the challenges and joys of raising a child with special needs. Many of the ideas used in training children in our agency are based on the training experience she had with her son.

Just prior to founding Future Transitions, Inc., Dr. Lasker was the Director of the Family Preservation Program at The Children's Center of the Antelope Valley and taught Psychology at Antelope Valley College. Dr. Lasker's professional and personal experience contributes significantly to the on-going success of Future Transitions, Inc.

Dr. Lasker with her son Aaron in front of the White House, Summer 2018

Our Philosophy

Future Transitions, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families through enrichment, training and support.

We believe in providing a genuine, sustainable, high performance approach to our business and how we regard our consumers, employees and communities. Our mission is that everyone will benefit from our existence and professional activity.

Our Values

Respects the dignity of each consumer

Promotes Consumer Rights

Teaches Self-Advocacy

Recognizes and appreciates cultural diversity

Offers qualified multilingual educators

Serves persons with social, physical, behavioral, mental and developmental disabilities