Sonoran UCEDD Project SEARCH Arizona – Project of the Year Award

Sonoran UCEDD Updates
Winter 2014

Laura Schweers receiving award for Project SEARCHLinkages honored Project SEARCH with the 2014 Project of the Year award at the annual Building Bridges awards luncheon.  Project SEARCH was recognized for its work partnering with agencies and employers dedicated to maximizing employment opportunities for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This award has been established to recognize an outstanding project that has demonstrated a commitment to helping individuals with disabilities gain meaningful employment and reach their potential.

The Sonoran UCEDD and its community partners launched the first Arizona Project SEARCH program at University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC) at South Campus in August 2009.  Programming in Tucson has since expanded to UAMC University Campus and University of Arizona. Many young people who have graduated from a program site are now competitively employed or are furthering their education/training.

Linkages, a nonprofit organization that connects individuals with disabilities with employment opportunities was established in 1996 by Jim Click.graduate, former intern, current intern and site instructor

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