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Professional Education and Training

An important part of Project SEARCH’s mission is education through which we can share best practices and promote continuous improvement of our programs. Our goal is to provide the tools and technical assistance needed to maximize employment outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Conference

Each summer, members of our growing international network of Project SEARCH practitioners, interns, and families, convene for a week of learning and sharing best practices and innovations.

Join us for the Lucky 13th Annual Project SEARCH Conference!

Please join us this summer at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel and Convention Center, where we’ll convene with our international network of partners for shared learning and fun!  We’re working hard to plan a conference that will be packed with information to help both new and seasoned practitioners execute the Project SEARCH model to its fullest potential.  Together, we’ll reach for the ultimate goal: employment for every Project SEARCH graduate!

  • Registration is available now! Click HERE to register for the Conference.
    • Early-bird Full Conference rate ($450) available through March 15, 2019
    • Standard Full Conference rate ($500) available March 16-June 14
    • Late registration ($550, Full Conference) available June 15-July 19, 2019
    • Registration closes 11:59 PM EST on July 19, 2019
  • Download the preliminary conference agenda HERE (Updated April 17, 2019)
  • Check out this year’s Pre-Conference offerings HERE! Featuring new topics and presenters!
  • Click HERE to book your lodging at the Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802.
  • Nearby airports:
    • John Wayne (SNA/KSNA)
    • Los Angeles International (LAX)
    • Long Beach (LGB/KLGB)
  • Special Discount Rates on transportation to and from all airports! Click HERE to book your ride with Karmel Shuttle Service. Reservations are required, but are quick and easy to make. To reserve by phone, call 1-888-995-RIDE and use PROMO CODE “PSEARCH13” to receive your discount.

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019

Each year, the Project SEARCH Annual Conference offers new opportunities for learning and sharing. Among these, we particularly value the breakout workshop sessions for the wide range of perspectives, experience, and expertise they offer.

We can’t do it without you!  Our breakout sessions are unique, honest and innovative because they come from our own Project SEARCH programs. Please help us make our Lucky 13th Conference the best yet by sharing your successful strategies, research,  and challenges. The goal is to create a program of offerings that will help all participants–seasoned Project SEARCH practitioners and first-time conference attendees alike—and encourage you to fully serve your interns and improve employment outcomes.

The deadline to submit an abstract has passed. Please contact us at projectsearch@cchmc.org if you have questions.

Thank you to our platinum sponsor:

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people chatting at a high table
women sitting at a table
woman instructing at a conference
Project SEARCH national team on stage
Project SEARCH national team on stage
Project SEARCH national team on stage
Project SEARCH national team on stage

**Photos courtesy of Rick Buettner**