The September 2014 edition of the Project Search Newsletter is now available and can be read here: Project Search Newsletter Sept 2014 (PDF)
Project Search was founded in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, America in 1996, when Erin Riehle was Director of Cincinnati Children’s Emergency Department and she formed a partnership with Susie Rutkowski to create Project Search.
The course is specifically for people who have Autism, Asperger’s syndrome or a learning difficulty, to help them get into employment. Our own Project Search is based in the Graham Hills Building of the University of Strathclyde, where Siobhan Martin is our instructor and Katie Ballantyne is our Job Coach—they will help us through the course.
The course will last for one year from August 2014 till June 2015. During the course we’ll all be doing 3 rotations for 10 weeks each and in between the rotations we’ll have 1 week of preparation to help us with our next rotation. In the areas of our rotations we’ll be given a buddy to help us settle in and our supervisor will help support us with any problem we might come across.
There will still be some classroom work involved, such as interview techniques, redoing our CV’s, phone/email practise and applying for jobs. The aim is to gain new employability skills and gain fulltime employment at the end.
For more information, see the new newsletter.