Project SEARCH

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Project SEARCH is a school-to-work transition program offering work experience and training to help students with special needs improve employment skills.

►  Project SEARCH helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from school to work.
►  The one-year program’s primary objective is for students to develop life and work skills appropriate for competitive employment.
►  Project SEARCH was first developed Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and is now at more than 700 sites across 48 states & 10 countries. The Project SEARCH program at AdventHealth started in 2018.
►  The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through worksite rotations.
►  The program demonstrates a novel collaborative approach that brings the education system, employers, and rehabilitation services together in unique ways to create a productive and comprehensive transition experience for students.

Read about our recent class of interns at: SMSD News Archive- Project Search May 2023

Project SEARCH Instructor

Amy Quinley


Transition Specialist

Kelly Chapman


Project SEARCH Business Liason

Amy Milroy


SMSD Coordinator

Amanda Wade