10 Years, 10 Triumphs

Triumph 4: Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism

Last week, The Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism (PSCA) Class of 2013 graduated from NYCA’s program that not only teaches them the skills to leave high school and find a job but gives their family hope for the future.

Starting PSCA in 2011 was one of NYCA’s biggest triumphs over the last 10 years. As with all of NYCA’s projects, this too is a collaboration of amazing partners including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Arc of Westchester, Southern Westchester Boces and the new Center for Autism and the Developing Brain. The PSCA model is based on the original Project SEARCH program created at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for people with a diverse array of severe developmental disabilities

Today we invite you to collaborate with us. When you join us to help high school students with autism find a job, $25 will be donated in your name toProject SEARCH Collaborates for Autism. Please visit: www.nyc4a.org/youjoinwedonate and join now to help us reach our goal of 600 supporters = $15,000.

There are an estimated 1.5 million people with ASD in the United States and 80% of them are under the age of 22. There are not nearly enough programs to prepare these young people to work. This is why we ask you to join us. With your support we will help more individuals with autism live healthy, happy and independent lives.