Be A Host Business






Become a Host Business

Project SEARCH has grown from its original program site at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to over 200 replication sites across 40 states and four countries. Business partners include, but are not limited to banks, universities, government agencies, hospitals, and in other settings. Project SEARCH’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.

Project SEARCH is driven by collaboration with the following community partners:
•    Hospital or Business
•    Local School District(s) and/or Educational Organization
•    Vocational Rehabilitation
•    Community Rehabilitation Partner
•    Long Term Support Agency

Benefits to Businesses:
•    Access to a new, diverse, talent stream with skills that match labor needs
•    Gain intern/ employees with disabilities who serve as a role model for customers
•    Access to a demographic of the economy with intense buying power: people with disabilities represent  one of the
     fastest growing market segments in the US
•    Experience increased regional and national recognition through marketing of this unique program
•    Performance and retention in some high-turnover, entry-level positions increase dramatically

Project SEARCH Partners

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers, and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for common and rare diseases.

For more information, visit clinicalcenter.nih.gov/projectsearch



    Montgomery County, Maryland Government


For information, visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/







Ivymount School and Programs

Ivymount School and Programs provides school- and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The goal of all programs is to help children and young adults achieve their highest level of development and independence to live with dignity and self-respect. Ivymount School has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information, visit www.ivymount.org



SEEC is a progressive nonprofit agency empowering Montgomery County residents who have significant developmental disabilities to be fully engaged, contributing members of our community. SEEC provides vocational, recreational, educational, and residential supports “without walls” to promote full community inclusion. Our dedicated staff provide supports solely in the community to facilitate independence and fulfillment of dreams for people with autism, cerebral palsy, and other intellectual disabilities.

For more information browse our site.






Steve Blanks, SEEC