One program called Project Search looks to address that for people with intellectual disabilities by helping them get jobs in hospitals.
Mercyhealth Hospital in Janesville just finished its first year of the project and held a graduation ceremony on Friday.
Like any graduation day, you can find a proud mother in the crowd.
“I’m going to try not to cry,” said Lisa Graves. “I’m proud, very proud of what he’s done what he’s accomplished in the past year.”
Lisa Graves’s son Ashton Thompson is one of Mercyhealth Hospital’s first graduates from its Project Search class.
It’s a school to work transition program for people 18 to 24 with intellectual disabilities.
“I’ve been excited for this all year ever since project search even started, but this day is pretty big for us,” Thompson said.
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