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Easter Seals and Project Search Offering Training and Employment for Young Adults of All Abilities

Easter Seals through the Project Search Open House event is offering an exciting transition program for individuals with disabilities.

It's a business led program designed to develop social and employment skills for young adults and is free of charge.

This workforce initiative develops competitive, marketable and transferable skills for employment through soft skills development, career exploration, hands on training and innovative adaptations.

"We will have five open houses in Racine, Froedtert and Children's Waukesha Memorial and West Bend," explained Bob Glowacki of Easter Seals. "It's a nine month internship so they can learn if it's right for them. From teenagers to learn about the program and some young adults all the way up to 25." 

Glowacki says 80% of graduates of the program find jobs. He says the personal transformation also makes it well worth the effort.

"For the children and parents involved this is a great way to get ahead."

The first Project Search Open House is Wednesday, January 11th from 5-7 p.m. at 1800 Renaissance Blvd., in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

"We wrap them around with a teacher, mentors and learn how to get feedback from the boss. They're really supported by love. They find out what they can and cannot do. They take leadership right at the beginning. It's not about Easter Seals and Mom and Dad anymore. This is about what I can do for myself." 

The majority find and stay employed. 

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Glowacki also had this input consider the controversy re-ignited by actress Meryl Streep when during a Golden Globes acceptance speech she chided President-Elect Trump for what she and others believe was the mocking of a disabled reporter during the campaign.

Glowacki says he thinks it's a generational thing.

"Everybody gets bullied. People with disabilities, obviously more so. Because we've mainstreamed these students in this classroom. Young people don't see the difference."

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