October 1, 2012

Project Search: Opportunities in County Government for Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

County Executive Ike Leggett recently welcomed 12 young adult interns to a one-year transition program designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are either in the last year of high school or recent graduates.

Project Search Montgomery is a key component of Leggett’s commitment to increasing opportunities for persons with significant disabilities to work in Montgomery County government.  The County is collaborating with the Rockville-based Ivymount School and SEEC, an adult rehabilitation provider, in launching the program.

The program targets individuals whose main goal is competitive employment and who will benefit from an extensive period of training, long-term job coaching and continuous feedback from teachers, job coaches and employers.  The interns will work in the Departments of Finance, General Services, Permitting Services, Public Libraries, Recreation and Transportation, along with the Office of the County Executive and the Office of Human Resources.

Learn more about Project Search.

Still have questions? Call Gail Nachman at 240-777-2537 or Steve Banks at 301-318-4948.