Application Process

Interested candidates must apply to be considered for acceptance into the program. Students are referred by their school district and apply in the spring of the year before entering the program. Space is limited to approximately 8-10 students, per site, each year. The selection is carried out by members of the Project SEARCH Advisory Committee. The application enables the Committee to assess each candidate’s skills, abilities, interests, and background. Selected students will be matched to the most appropriate job site based on interest and skills.

2019-2020 Dates & Deadlines

  • Applications Due Thursday, April 12, 2019

  • Mandatory Interview and Skills Assessment Day – Thursday, May 23, 2019

  • Applicants notified of acceptance/rejection – week of May 27, 2019

  • IEP development or addendum to be completed - June 2019

  • Mandatory Student and Family Orientation - June 2019 (Date TBA)

  • Welcome Reception at Overlook Medical Center - July 2019 (Date TBA)

  • Travel Training Orientation - Late July 2019 (Date TBA)

  • Intensive Travel Traing - Augus 2019 (Dates TBA)

  • Program begins – September 2019