Abilis / Project SEARCH Applications are now available! For 2024 programs in Greenwich, Stamford, and Darien.  

The Project SEARCH Training Program is a nine-month internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities. It is targeted at individuals whose goal is competitive employment. The Project SEARCH programs with Abilis are held in partnership with Greenwich Hospital and Stamford 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 and facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of employability and marketable work skills. Interns participate in three, unpaid internships throughout the program and explore a variety of career paths.  Along the way, the interns increase their independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem preparing them for future employment.  

Project SEARCH is a collaboration among Abilis, Greenwich Hospital, Stamford Hospital, the 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.

Abilis is accepting NEW internship applications for the 2024 Project SEARCH program. Please see the links below for the applications.  Please fill out applications thoroughly. All applications are due by April 12, 2024.

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Submit to the attention of Madelynn Schulte, Program Manager Project SEARCH, Abilis, 50 Glenville Street. Greenwich, CT 06831. For questions email Madelynn at