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Project SEARCH Success
Finding Talents and Cultivating Skills
Enrollment is now open for 2017-2018 school year.
Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism was created by NEXT for Autism, formerly New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA), in partnership with NY-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), Arc of Westchester, Adult Career and Continuing Education Services and The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB)
Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism is a one-year internship program for young adults who have graduated from high school with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
During the program, each student completes three internship rotations with New York-Presbyterian in areas including pharmacy, laboratory, information technology, facilities and food/nutrition. The assignments vary in each department and include tasks such as prepping lab test kits, data entry, computer hardware and software maintenance, stocking and organizing medications, painting offices and preparing meals for patients.
At the end of their internships and graduation, participants join our renowned employment program. We not only finds them jobs, but also our job coaches help ease the transition and guide them to success. We work with over 250 local businesses as our employment partners, and can boast a 90% employment rate, which greatly surpasses the national average of 20%.
Meet Our Employers
We are proud to have partnered with more than 250 businesses in Westchester County and salute their dedication to creating diverse workplaces.
Hear From Our Employers
Listen to what some of our employment partners are saying.