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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.

2020 Virtual Conference

We wish we could all be together in Baltimore! But since that’s not possible this year, we’re offering these Virtual Conference videos for you to view at your convenience.

State of Project SEARCH Address with Founders Erin Riehle and Susie Rutkowski:

Part 1: Annual Outcome Data and COVID-19 Response:

Part 2: New Tools and Resources:

Part 3: Research Plan and New Team Members:

Employment Outcome Awards Virtual Ceremony Recognizing the Project SEARCH class of 2018-19:

Spotlight on Model Fidelity Awards:


2021 Conference Information

Planning for the 2021 Conference is already in full swing! Please plan on joining us in Milwaukee, WI, July 12 – 16, 2021. Milwaukee, located on beautiful Lake Michigan, is the capital of summer festivals, and home to a flying art museum, beer, cheese curds, and so much more!  Wisconsin is a state with a strong commitment to Project SEARCH that starts in the Governor’s office and extends to the 30 teams throughout the state.  They are looking forward to hosting us at the Milwaukee Hilton and Convention Center.  Watch this fun (short) video and learn more about Milwaukee:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxURHFc3Fw8.

  • We will be returning to the Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor for the 2022 Project SEARCH conference. Mark your calendars for the week of July 25, 2022!

Thank you to our platinum sponsor:

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women sitting at a table
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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**