Project SEARCH, part of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, has joined forces with New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA), University of North Carolina’s TEACCH Autism Program, and the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), to create an autism-specific vocational intervention.
Currently, there are 12 autism-specific Project SEARCH program sites located in various regions of the United States. The Autism Augmentation Team envisions an intervention that can be readily replicated and used in a variety of settings to enhance employment outcomes for program participants with autism at all Project SEARCH sites nationwide.
This program has been made possible through a grant from NYCA from the proceeds of Comedy Central’s 2012 Night of Too Many Stars. The goal is to improve employment outcomes for youth with autism spectrum disorders.