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Posted: February 5, 2019

Project SEARCH Applications Now Being Accepted

The program provides employment training and workplace internships for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

As part of APS Transition Services, Project SEARCH prepares young people with significant disabilities for success in integrated, competitive employment. Through this program, students can get internships in medical fields at the University of New Mexico Hospital or in hospitality fields at Embassy Suites. 

There are numerous benefits in participating in this one-year program. A great deal of growth occurs when students gain their transferable skills through their real-world intern rotations and students have a high success rate of employment beyond their Project Search experience. One of the most common observations from previous participating families is how transformative the experience is for each of the students.

If you would like to learn more from a student’s perspective, watch Brian’s story.

Some of the students join the program right out of high school. Others come after gaining more employment skills through APS Transition Services. Some students may not be eligible the first time they apply but quite possibly the second, so they are encouraged to consider this through their transition years.

Get more information and an application for Project SEARCH.