Project SEARCH is a one-year high school transition program which
provides training and education leading to employment for individuals with
disabilities. Each student applies and
is accepted to the program through a selection committee process. All students must be eligible for services
with the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Students must be seniors
who have already met their graduation requirements.
Managers at the internship sites work with the Project SEARCH
instructor and job coaches to support the students. Students get continual feedback from the
internship manager, co-workers, and Project SEARCH staff. Students end their day by reflection, problem
solving, planning, and journaling their key learnings. The ultimate goal upon completion of the
program is competitive employment utilizing the skills learned on the
internships and throughout the program.