History & REsults

Project SEARCH at Overlook Medical Center Outcomes:

Cohort #1 (School Year 2016-17): 7 out of 9 interns competitively employed or 78%

Cohort #2 (School Year 2017-18): 8 out of 9 interns competitively employed or or 89%

Project SEARCH was founded in 1996 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Under the leadership of J. Erin Riehle and Susie Rutkowski, Project SEARCH has grown from one original program site at Cincinnati Children’s to nearly 400 programs across 45 states and four countries. Visit the National Project SEARCH website at projectsearch.us.

Project SEARCH has been instrumental in dramatically raising the bar for employment of individuals with disabilities.

  • According to 2016-17 Project SEARCH national data, these programs have placed over 70% of their graduates into employment.

  • For more information on Project SEARCH outcomes visit: https://projectsearch.us/outcome-summary/