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Community based, customized employment supports for transitioning youth and adults with significant developmental disabilities. Project SEARCH is a one-year Transition Program designed for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are either in their last year of high school or are recent graduates. The Project SEARCH program model was developed at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1996 and has been duplicated more than 200 times nationwide and in five countries. Through this program, individuals develop the tools necessary for employment,and skills needed for self determination, management and self advocacy. The cornerstone of Project SEARCH is total workplace immersion in a host business and related agencies. Participants are on site at the business each day for a minimum of six hours. The partners provide consistent on-site staff including a special education teacher and job coaches. Individual job development and placement occurs based on the participant’s experiences, strengths, and skills. Participants are given support with accommodations, adaptations and on-the-job coaching. The Project SEARCH model involves an extensive period of training and career exploration, innovative adaptations, long-term job coaching, and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches, and employers. As a result, at the completion of the training program, students with significant intellectual disabilities are employed in nontraditional, complex and rewarding jobs.

Organization:


SEEC

Languages Available:


English -

Payment Description:


Payed by DDA on individualized basis

Intake and Eligibility:


Persons served must have documentation of a developmental disabilitiy.

Areas Served:
  • Montgomery County

Contact Info:



Locations

SEEC
8905 Fairview Rd, Suite 300
Silver Spring, MD 20910



Hours of Services:

M Tu Wed Thu Fri
  • Sun
  • 9:00 - 4:00
  • Mon
  • 9:00 - 4:00
  • Tue
  • 9:00 - 4:00
  • Wed
  • 9:00 - 4:00
  • Thur
  • 9:00 - 4:00
  • Fri
  • 9:00 - 4:00
  • Sat
  • 9:00 - 4:00
Variances: 30-week transition-to-work program
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