Favarh invites high school transition students to attend an information session to learn about Project SEARCH, an innovative program designed to prepare young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for their future careers.
Project SEARCH is the most successful youth transition program in the nation at placing young adults with IDD in gainful employment. The partnership between Favarh - The Arc of the Farmington Valley - and UConn Health is located at the UConn Health Farmington campus. At the program, young people with IDD are demonstrating that when given the opportunity and proper supports to succeed, they can and do exceed, often beyond our preconceived notions of what is possible.
Project SEARCH was founded in 1996 at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The program is a one-year, unpaid internship program designed for graduating high school students. Project SEARCH programs can be found in 45 states and in the Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Bahrain, Australia, and Portugal. Download a brochure for Favarh's Project Search at UConn Health: favarh.org/transition.
Favarh (pronounced "FAY-var") was founded in 1958 by eight local families who all wanted a better life for their children with intellectual disabilities. Today, Favarh is a local chapter of the Arc, the world's largest community-based organization for people with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities. Favarh supports more than 350 individuals and families throughout the Greater Farmington Valley area and beyond.