START & Project SEARCH Partnership Our learning today… Project Search Overview – State and Site START/GVSU -Building Your Future Supporting Interns with ASD Meet the Interns Introductions and Roles Marjorie Mayberry Cathy Schmidt Carolyn VanNoord Interns: PJ Decuir Dilip Kodali Brian Connors Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) December 2013 Labor Force Participation People with disabilities: 18.7% People without disabilities: 68.3% Unemployment Rate People with disabilities: 11.9% People without disabilities: 6.3% Youth with ASD 80-95% Unemployment Project SEARCH People with disabilities are incredibly capable of complex work, as long as, they have the training and as long as it’s systematic. Jobs like this are incredibly complex, but they’re incredibly systematic. It actually ends up being a perfect job,” Erin Riehle, Founder & Director, Project SEARCH Why Project SEARCH? Project SEARCH Facts 1997 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital – Erin Riehle & Susie Rutkowski Model: business, education, VR, and mental health International web-based data system Licensing Agreement with Project SEARCH 275 sites in existence and growing 40 states /state initiatives England, Scotland, Australia, Canada, & New Zeeland Wide mix of rural and urban Huge districts and very small (collaboration ) Host Business Sites Around the Globe Local, State and Federal Government Water and Power Medical/Health Systems Banking and Insurance Universities Park Districts and Zoos Manufacturing Retirement Communities Retail : GSK, Cargill, Medtronic, Wegman’s, etc. Distribution Centers Law Enforcement and Courthouses Oil, Casinos, Lottery Project SEARCH School Transition Model Program length is one school year (Sept-June) 10 to 12 students - variety of disabilities Certified instructor and job coaches Last year of high school or school eligibility No school provided transportation 3 rotations through unpaid internships to develop marketable and transferrable skills Business liaison and department mentors offer support and continual feedback to the students Outcome is competitive employment Student Criteria Be at least 18 years of age. Agree the 1 year PS will be the last year of school eligibility. Meet eligibility requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation Meet eligibility requirements for mental health services-. (This is preferred but not necessary). Have independent personal hygiene, grooming, daily living skills. Be able to communicate effectively. Ability to obtain transportation to the Project SEARCH business site. Student Criteria Have previous experience such as work based learning through school, volunteerism, or paid work). Ability to pass all background check and business site requirements Maintain appropriate behavior and social skills in the workplace. Violation of Project SEARCH and/or the host business policies may result in dismissal from the program. Desire and plan to work competitively in the community at the conclusion of the Project SEARCH program. Project SEARCH Michigan Project SEARCH in Michigan Grand Rapids – Fifth Third Bank & Spectrum Health Monroe – Mercy Memorial Hospital Bay-Arenac – Delta College Detroit – Blue Cross/Blue Shield Oakland – Troy Beaumont and Henry Ford Hospitals Kalamazoo- Bronson Methodist Hospital Project SEARCH Michigan Business Partners Employment: Young Adults with Disabilities Project SEARCH Michigan 2011-2013 Project SEARCH Michigan Data Base 80 Students completed 42 employed 38 not employed 53% Employment $8.43 Average wage 23.5 Average hours Project SEARCH Employment 53% Employed Potential MI Sites L Adrian / Tecumseh – 2014-2015 Promedica Health System Calhoun Intermediate School District Montcalm Intermediate School District Ottawa Intermediate School District Macomb Intermediate School District Washtenaw Removing Barriers Creating Opportunities People with disabilities have the right to choose a path toward education and employment. However, while freedom of choice is given, the right to work is earned. Earning the right to work is dependent upon the student's preparation. Simon, Stephen ADA Quarterly, Fall 1998. The Project SEARCH Model Mental Business Health Student Intern Vocational Rehabilitation School-Education Troy Beaumont 2011-2012 15 Started/ 13 completed 6 employed /2 other businesses 4 employed at Beaumont Health Systems, positions: 40% Patient Transportation Environmental Services Surgical Processing Nursing Administration –Data Entry Pay range: $10.08-$11.18 8-24 hours per week 2012-2013 11 Started/10 completed 4 employed at Beaumont Health Systems positions: Environmental Attendant Progressive Acute Care Unit Aide Inventory Clerk 50% File Clerk Aide Pay range: $9.78 - $10.84 8- 35 hours per week Adult Supports & Services MORC Annual Report Learn more at… Project SEARCH www.projectsearch.us Michigan Cathy Schmidt [email protected] Research in the Field Project SEARCH for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increasing Competitive Employment On Transition From High School Paul Wehman – 2010/11 http://pbi.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/10/11/1098300712459760 Project Search – Research supports the new model Mentoring Natural Supports Additional Resources https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT4cAWOeLSU&f eature=youtu.be ( start at 25 mins.) http://www.worksupport.com/research/viewContent. cfm/1064 http://nyc4a.tumblr.com/post/76333603379/projectsearch-autism-curriculum-to-expand The Classroom © CCHMC 1/3/06 The Project SEARCH Team Troy Beaumont Hospital Student Intern Troy Schools Michigan Rehabilitation Services/Community Mental Health Hospital/Business Provides: Markets the program Assists with job site development Assists with selection and events Reinforces workplace rules Secures classroom space © CCHMC 1/3/06 Troy School District Provides certified teacher Identifies and selects students Assists with internship development Develops curriculum Educates/trains hospital staff on disabilities Develops adaptations and accommodations for students Assists with promoting Project SEARCH Michigan Rehabilitation Services Assists with student selection Assists with job development Provides funding support Helps students secure employment at the end of Project SEARCH Community Mental Health~ JVS Provides job coaches Assists students in classroom Monitors students at work site Develops adaptations and accommodations Provides suggestions to hospital staff © CCHMC 1/3/06 Transportation Be able to obtain transportation to Troy Beaumont Hospital Utilize public transportation when available Parents, family, friends Car pools Prepares them for the real world of work! A Typical Day 8:00 8:00-9:00 9:15-2:00 2:00-3:00 Arrive at Hospital Classroom Instruction Internship at Department (includes a 30 min. lunch) Classroom Instruction (reflection time) Training and Orientation First 2-3 weeks of school Learning hospital policies and procedures Learning the hospital floor plan Employability skills Interviews with Department Managers Computer skills Internships 3 Rotations (followed by a “Gap Week”) Gap Week (classroom instruction) 22 departments available for internship selection Monthly Meetings Agenda Who Attends Review evaluations Address strengths and challenges Intern/Parent Discuss needed supports/accommodations Teacher Discuss projected goals MRS Counselor Classroom lessons progress Job Coaches/Job Developer Review employment goals Supports Coordinator Job development progress Department Employees Goals for Project SEARCH Interns Socialization Skill Independent Skills EMPLOYMENT Current Interns Meet PJ Internships: • Dialysis • Radiology • Patient Transport © CCHMC 1/3/06 PJ’s Self Management Systems Where am I suppose to be? What if? Where do I put my stuff? DATA to drive decision making… What the circles mean and why I need them? Hidden Curriculum of the Job… Teaching the job skills Some of PJ’s Interest Areas and Contributions to Jobsite climate • • • • • • History World Wars Geography European Countries Military Seniors Job coach Natural Supports Natural Support • Diana and natural supports within departments – how critical this piece is to job acquisition and sustainability! Celebrating the Experience • What we learned about the department • What was learned about PJ • What we learned about the team Outside Interests Meet Dilip Internships: •Material Management OR •ICU and CICU •Material Management OR Dilip’s Material Management Evaluation Dilip had 100% accuracy during his first internship. As a result: • Troy Beaumont’s compliant report went from 85% to 93% • Only 7 % of hospitals in the nation have a 93% compliance Friends At Work A Friend A Role Model An Encourager Sense of Belonging Community Connection Instructional Learning and Support role plays, scripts, write it down!! Outside Interests – goal driven Meet Brian Internships: •Nutritional Services •Patient Reg. B & E •Physical Therapy Technology and Self Management Google Daily Calendar Looking ahead, “what’s coming up?” Systems Support Rules to reference Wallet guide Outside Interests: START Building Your Future START/ BYF Project SEARCH Application Understanding and rethinking ASD characteristics Educating job coaches and hospital staff Theory of Mind Real life examples – lived out Strengths and contributions Accuracy, work ethic, focus Systems support Let the data drive decisions write it down – write it down High expectations Beaumont standards Vision - Employment Employment Natural supports Friends at work/coworkers that understand their roles Medium of Exchange Creating opportunities/making connections Preparing for INDEPENDENCE • Save Words for Teaching • Use Systems to Support (Remind) OUR JOB IS TO WORK OURSELVES OUT OF A JOB!