School 2 Work
School 2 Work is an internship program, based on the Project SEARCH model, currently being tested and evaluated in a randomized clinical trial at two Bon Secours Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. VCU is replicating this intervention in two new Virginia hospitals: Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center in Hanover. The intervention consists of two components: (1) 900 hours of onsite training over nine consecutive months at the host hospital site and (2) training and support provided by employment specialists with expertise in autism, applied behavior analysis, supported employment, and business networking.
This project is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number #90DP0051).