For the past year, a group of young adults with a range of disabilities has been working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. It’s called Project Search, and it’s been both school and workplace for these eight students, whose disabilities range from autism to Downs Syndrome. They’ve been getting on-site training to prepare them to enter the job market.
Their jobs included making beds, ushering patients to appointments, and organizing medical instruments. Six already have jobs, some outside the hospital. And in early June, they graduated from the program.