Project SEARCH

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Project SEARCH was established in 1996 by Erin Riehle, Director of the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Since then, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site at Cincinnati Children's Hospital to more than 600 locations across 49 states and 11 countries.  
Project SEARCH is a special education transition program that trains and equips individuals with disabilities to perform complex jobs, and supports each student in finding meaningful work within the community.


Berrien County's Project SEARCH program is a collaboration among the following organizations:

Berrien RESA
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Spectrum Health Lakeland

Riverwood Center
Bureau of Services for Blind Persons




Is Project SEARCH right for YOU? 

Check out the information below and contact Beth Helm from the Berrien RESA transition team if you have any questions.



Project SEARCH Application

2020-2021 Project SEARCH Key Dates


Click HERE to learn more about what Project SEARCH is doing throughout the United States and beyond!

Contact Information

Craig Blasko
Craig Blasko
Supervisor of Ancillary Services
Tel: 269-471-7725 ext. 3357
Fax: 269-471-0314
craig.blasko@berrienresa.org

Beth Helm

Beth Helm
Accountability and Transition Coordinator
Tel: 269-471-7725 ext. 3185
Fax: 269-471-0314
beth.helm@berrienresa.org

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