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ERIC Number: EJ785389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Transitioning Students with Disabilities into Work
Allen, Peg; Ciancio, Jean; Rutkowski, Susie
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v83 n2 p22-25 Feb 2008
For students with disabilities, the opportunity to work in a supportive environment is one that can bring them, and their employers, great rewards. This article describes a program that started more than a decade ago at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, which is giving students just that kind of opportunity through innovative workforce and career development. Begun in 1996 by J. Erin Riehle, then the director of the emergency room at the hospital, Project SEARCH is a one-year high school transition program for seniors. With the help of classroom instruction in employability and independent living skills, work onsite, and feedback from instructors, students are able to secure employment after they complete their required rotations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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