On Wednesday, June 25, family and friends came together to celebrate the 2014 Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism (PSCA) graduating class, who successfully completed the one year internship program. Over the course of the school year, the interns spent close to 600 hours working in three different internships and received 300 hours of training in competitive, transferable and marketable job skills. PSCA focuses on increasing independence, confidence and self-esteem while learning valuable social skills with peer mentors and business leaders.
These graduates represent the third graduating class from the PSCA program since its launch in 2011. PSCA was created by New York Collaborates for Autism in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Arc of Westchester, Southern Westchester BOCES and ACCES-VR. Congratulations to the PSCA Class of 2014 and their families!
*PSCA is built on the national Project SEARCH program created at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Photo Credit: Eric Vitale