Arkansas Children's Hospital Project SEARCH®

ACCESS Initiative in partnership with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services and Arkansas Children’s Hospital welcomed its inaugural class in August of 2015. The program is designed for young adults, ages 18-35, with developmental disabilities. Candidates for the program must have graduated high school, received a certificate of completion or received their GED.  Each year, 13 interns are accepted into the program and take part in 3 internship rotations on the Arkansas Children's Hospital Campus, in Little Rock, each lasting 10 weeks.  The goal of the program is to help these individuals develop employment readiness skills, social skills and soft skills to prepare them for meaningful, competitive employment within the surrounding community. 

While interning at Arkansas Children's Hospital, interns have the opportunity to work with more than 25 different departments that are signed on to serve as an internship site.  Upon completion of the nine-month program, Arkansas Children's Hospital Project SEARCH® graduates receive follow-along services to help with the transition as they move to employment.

To learn more about the program or the application process please visit Project SEARCH Arkansas or contact our Arkansas Children's Hospital Project SEARCH Program Coordinator, Dee Vittitow

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital Helps Young Adults Find Purpose with Project SEARCH® Career Training

Each year, a class of young adults with developmental disabilities learns how to achieve career success in the professional environment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Through Project SEARCH Arkansas: ACCESS Initiative in partnership with Arkansas Rehabilitation services, young adults are able to prepare for the work force. Many of them past patients themselves, the interns find purpose and fulfillment through the nine-month program. Check out the video below for more information!