NYC Virtual Fair for Disabilities

If you’ve wanted to learn more about Project SEARCH, a program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) from New York Presbyterian Westchester Hospital in Bronxville, here’s your chance.

Project SEARCH serves people in the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) system as well as students who are in their last year of high school and can benefit from personalized support in an intensive year of career development and internship experience.

The program is a collaborative partnership and is a community-based, business-focused employment training program. The information session will have information on eligibility requirements and more.


Date: June 28, 2023

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Zoom Registration Link:  Click Here

The Zoom seminar is presented by the Community Support Network at Westchester Institute for Human Development.

More About Project SEARCH  

Project SEARCH is a nine-month employment training program that leads to the acquisition of competitive skills and continuous improvement, with the outcome being integrated, competitive, entry-level employment. Goals include:

  • Prepare interns for challenging, complex jobs
  • Teach essential, marketable skills
  • Give interns a year to build stamina and skills
  • Add value to a workforce
  • Focus on job development and employability
  • Use a strategic, collaborative approach to training and employment

Who it serves

  • High school high school students referred by school districts in last year of IDEA eligibility
  • Post-IDEA young adults ages 19–25, with OPWDD eligibility determined.
  • Individuals who enroll in Project SEARCH are committed to a goal of competitive entry-level employment at the end of the program

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