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

Abilis/ Project SEARCH Information Night for Programs in Darien and Greenwich
Learn How Young Adults with Disabilities Can Find Employment Through Unpaid Internships
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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 between Abilis, Greenwich Hospital, Darien YMCA, various local school districts, and the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. To be eligible for Project SEARCH, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 and have a developmental disability, eligible for development or disabilities services, and want to work competitively. If the young adult is currently a high school student, a recommendation is required by their school district. For other young adults, tuition is paid by the Department of Developmental Resources (for those eligible) or a family may choose to pay privately. The Greenwich Hospital Project SEARCH program starts September 2022; the Darien YMCA program starts October 2022. Registration is required for our information session.

Questions? Please email Monica Smyth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-16-2022 5:00 pm
Event End Date 03-16-2022 6:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free
Location Darien YMCA

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