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Wednesday, October 06, 2021
4:30 pm
5:30 pm

Abilis / Project SEACH Information Night for Programs in Darien and Greenwich

Darien YMCA

Abilis/ Project SEARCH Information Night for Programs in Darien and Greenwich
Learn How Young Adults with Disabilities Can Find Employment Through Unpaid Internships
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
At Darien YMCA, 2420 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
Open to the public. Seats are limited and registration is required.

Join us for an information Session around our Project SEARCH program.

The Project SEARCH Training Program is a nine-month internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities. It is targeted for individuals whose goal is competitive employment.  The Project SEARCH programs with Abilis are held in partnership with Greenwich Hospital with hospital-related jobs, and with the Darien YMCA in many different departments in the facility, including the childcare center. 

The program offers total immersion in the workplace facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Interns participate in three, unpaid internships to explore a variety of career paths. Along the way, the interns increase their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem preparing them for future employment.  Interns work with a team that includes their family, their Project SEARCH instructor, an Abilis job coach/developer, and a mentor.

Project SEARCH is a collaboration among Abilis, Greenwich Hospital, Darien YMCA, and the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. To be eligible to apply for Project SEARCH, a person must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and eligible for Development of Disabilities Services or willing to pay privately.
Registration is required for our information session. 

Eligibility Criteria

18-30 year’s old
Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability and Eligible for Dept. of Developmental Disabilities or willing to pay privately.
Please register your spot!

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