Tag Archives: Supported Employment

Project SEARCH programs statewide hold commencement ceremonies (photo gallery)

Project SEARCH graduates from the UAB site stand on stage

Project SEARCH, the Alabama program launched in 2012 to provide students with significant disabilities professional work experience, held 10 graduations at different program sites statewide throughout the month of May. In total, 85 students across 10 Project SEARCH locations graduated this year. Of those 85, 62 had already accepted job offers by graduation day. The program is a total immersion, business-led, school-to-work plan for

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GATE Program paves way out of sheltered workshops

A trainee preps potatoes

A program developed by ADRS-Supported Employment and the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) is preparing adults with significant disabilities for competitive employment. The GATE (gaining access to employment) Program is for individuals who have previously worked in sheltered workshops. Participants rotate through a series of jobs that provide real-world work experience designed to help them excel in a competitive work environment. GATE currently has five trainees

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ADRS partners with Mental Health to start IPS Supported Employment

VRS and the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) are partnering to enhance employment services for people with serious mental illnesses. ADMH was recently awarded a five-year grant through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop and implement the first individual and placement support (IPS) supported employment model for the state. IPS takes an evidence-based approach to supported employment

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ADRS, DMH honor Project SEARCH employers

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Alabama Department of Mental Health recognized the contributions of seven Project SEARCH employer sites at a luncheon held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center.

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) and the Alabama Department of Mental Health (DMH) honored Project SEARCH employer partners at a luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 2. The event, held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Prattville, recognized the contributions of the seven Project SEARCH sites around the state: Baptist Medical Center South, Birmingham-Southern College, Huntsville Hospital, Mobile Infirmary,

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Birmingham Southern holds Project SEARCH commencement

Project SEARCH is a collaborative effort among ADRS, United Cerebral Palsy, Birmingham City Schools, Birmingham Southern College, the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, the State Department of Education, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health

  Project SEARCH, the Alabama program launched in 2012 to provide students with significant disabilities professional work experience, passed another milestone May 29. The Project SEARCH site operating at Birmingham Southern College (BSC) held its first graduation ceremony and reception to honor the 10 participants enrolled at that location. The program is a total immersion, business-led, school-to-work plan for young persons with significant cognitive and physical

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