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The Future: Preparing For Success

As your child ages out of school programs, the future can feel overwhelming and even frightening. Project LIFE is designed to provide students and parents the support they need to step into the future with confidence.

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Family Involvement Is Key

Your participation in the program is vital to success. When families and Project LIFE personnel collaborate, we can better meet the unique needs of students.  Project LIFE is committed to:

  • Providing a variety of authentic on-the-job training experiences via local businesses.
  • Inviting and encouraging family members to participate in regular meetings, communications and reviews.
  • Maintaining communications with each student’s previous and
    future teachers for the best continuity of educational services.
  • Leveraging a steering committee of Project LIFE staff, Project SEARCH® instructors, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation personnel, other local and state organizations supporting the disability community, students, family members and community business partners to support program needs and monitor progress.

Bring Out The Best In Your Student

Project LIFE aims to provide:

  • Increased confidence, independence and overall employability skills
  • Successful participation in Project SEARCH® for further skills training and work experience
  • Connections to vocational and community rehabilitation services and agencies
  • A bright future of integrated, competitive employment in the community

Who Is Eligible For Project Life?

Project LIFE students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • At least 16 years old OR meet labor law requirements for assigned work-based learning environments.
  • Have a documented disability that warrants a need for participation in the program.
  • Have family support coupled with the evidence of a strong desire to increase overall independence and acquire competitive work skills leading to future integrated employment in the community.
  • Display characteristics necessary for eligibility in local and state agencies that supports individuals with disabilities.

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