A unique type of program is now offering teens with developmental disabilities to find meaningful and fulfilling jobs.
It's called Project SEARCH. It started at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati and is now expanding to St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima where families got to learn more about it.
Students must have completed all of their high schools credits and defer their graduation until they complete this last bit of their education through an internship.
Different aspects of the internship are still being considered but will include sterilizing medical equipment, working with maintenance, and grounds keeping.
This is the first year Saint Rita's is taking part with the project and will begin the next school year in the fall. They hope to get at least eight students.