Project SEARCH e-News and Information
As a multi-agency collaborative, Project SEARCH involves several entities, including Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), the Ohio Department of Education, local education agencies, county boards of developmental disabilities, business partners and providers. Over the past several months, OOD and the Department of Education have taken on a more active role in the statewide coordination of Project SEARCH. This increased involvement was initiated by Project SEARCH National to align the state of Ohio with other states where Project SEARCH programs exist.
This means that OOD and the Department of Education are working collaboratively to: plan and coordinate quarterly Project SEARCH meetings; ensure OOD participation in transition planning and IEP meetings; develop tools to assist students and families in making informed decisions about services; and be involved in decisions regarding the development of new programs. To that end, OOD and the Department of Education would like to share the following information with all partners.