• Vocational / Educational Services

    The purpose of Vocational / Educational Services from Project SEARCH at Cincinnati Children's is to work with youth, ages 16 and older, with:

    • Chronic illnesses
    • Traumatic injuries
    • Rehabilitation issues
    • Other disabilities

    Based on these needs, a plan that addresses their vocational, educational, training and employment goals is generated. The program is individualized to meet the specific needs of clients and may include services such as:

    • Coordination of GED programs
    • Researching appropriate career and technical or college choices
    • Encouraging the adoption of appropriate assistive technologies in schools

    The process that we use for plan development includes:

    • A family interview to determine vocational interests, abilities, aptitudes, and needs
    • Coordination of evaluations to provide information related to individual career goals
    • Provision of eligibility and referral services to community service agencies, including state and community rehabilitation services, as needed
    • Development of the vocational components of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for school-aged individuals
    • Coordination of services and information exchange between the school, the medical team, and other service providers
    • Provision of long-term follow-up and support, especially during key transition times and after high school / employment (when appropriate)

    Eligibility

    Vocational / Educational Services from Project SEARCH has these eligibility criteria:

    • Age 16 years or older (with focus on last two years of high school)
    • Must have a chronic illness or disability
    • Referred by a Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center treatment team member
  • Contact Us

    For more information about our Vocational / Educational Services or Project SEARCH, call 513-636-2516 or email projectsearch@cchmc.org.