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September marks 20 years since Gretchen Koetters started at Cincinnati Children’s. She was one of the first graduates of a program that began at the medical center called Project SEARCH. It focuses on young people with disabilities between the ages › Continue Reading

This September marks my daughter’s, Gretchen’s, 20-year work anniversary at Cincinnati Children’s. It’s an exciting milestone for anyone, but it’s particularly remarkable for her. That’s because she has Down syndrome and 20 years ago it was not very common for › Continue Reading

The Boone County School District has become the first in Kentucky to adopt Project SEARCH, a program geared toward securing competitive employment for people with disabilities. Developed in 1996 as a partnership between Cincinnati Children’s and Great Oaks Career Campuses › Continue Reading

The idea for Project SEARCH came about in 1996 when I was nursing director of the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. An important part of that job involved hiring and managing personnel. In that context, it occurred › Continue Reading

Since its inception at Cincinnati Children’s, Project SEARCH has been held up as a model program, growing to more than 230 locations around the world. The unique employment training program provides real-world skills and job opportunities for young people with › Continue Reading

After a four-year battle with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare blood cancer, it was Jennifer Linnabary’s dying wish to see her son Ben graduate from high school. With her condition deteriorating, officials at Colerain High School in Cincinnati made her › Continue Reading