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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR PROJECT SEARCH!
Introducing the Wisconsin Rapids Project SEARCH class of 2015-16! They are (L to R): TOP ROW – Cobretti, David, Jordan, Colton and Austin; MIDDLE ROW – Ryan, Nichole, Taylor and Kody; BOTTOM ROW – Tabby, Emily and Anthony.
Walk into the Aspirus Riverview Hospital lobby and there is a feeling of calm and comfort. Walk down to the lower level and into the new Project SEARCH classroom, and all of that changes. On any given day, you’ll see Stef Tryba, the Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools instructor dedicated to Project SEARCH, gearing students up for the work day with an hour of classroom activity. The mood is energetic, and there is excitement about what lies ahead.
You may also see Christina Williams, one of Aspirus Riverview’s employment coordinators for Project SEARCH. She has been working diligently alongside other Project SEARCH partners on start-up of this high school transitional program for students with intellectual disabilities. Williams has been responsible for developing student internship opportunities within a wide variety of hospital departments, and is
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About Project SEARCH Project SEARCH is an internationally recognized model of employment training for young adults with disabilities. The program was developed in 1996 by Nurse J. Erin Riehle, then the director of the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). As the flagship program, CCHMC provides technical assistance for replication and overall leadership to Project SEARCH worldwide.
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