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Project SEARCH graduates seven students from Grady Memorial Hospital program What’s Inside From the Superintendent DCBDD seeking photos Changes coming to SELF waiver PAGE 2

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CBDD is proud to recognize seven students who recently completed and graduated from Project SEARCH at Grady Memorial Hospital. Project SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration. What’s even more impressive? This year, six of seven graduates have already received job offers due to the program’s training and the students’ hard work, while one student is moving out of state. This year’s graduates include Jim Sagan, Chris Maguire, Katie Bright, Patrick Wingert, Ashley Henry, Yasmine Owens, and Laura Hayward. Each year, up to eight students are accepted into the Project SEARCH program. To be part of the program, the students must be seniors in high school, have completed all of their graduation requirements, and must interview for the position. The program is through the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC) and funded by the student’s school district and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). DCBDD helps students apply to the program and works with Project SEARCH to help conduct the interview process.

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