Project Search Connecting Young Workers from Easter Seals with Meaningful Work at Children's Hospital

Children's Hospital has managed to see beyond a physical or intellectual developmental disability and through Easter Seals is giving young adults opportunities they never imagined.

They call it Project Search and its given new insight to those who want acceptance in society.

"I had a blast getting to know everybody," said Jacob Gustavson who's internship end with a job in the NICU. "It's amazing."

Project Search which is celebrating five years at Children's Hospital is once again recruiting.

It hosted an open house at Children's  Wauwatosa Tuesday and then at Waukesha Memorial Hospital on Wednesday.

The goal to fine 36 new interns for a nine month stint where the focus is what they can do instead of what they can't.

Jacob's mentor is Registered Nurse Katie Zazworskey.

"He has a spirit and an energy about him that makes it a wonderful experience to watch him grow," she told CBS 58 News. "As he grows and develops and grasps those skills every day. So, it's been a wonderful experience."

In a high stress environment like medical care, a perspective from a different set of eyes is turning out to be the best medicine for all involved.

"The proof is in the pudding," said Bob Glowacki, CEO, Easter Seals of SE Wisconsin. "Children's Hospital has hired 12 of the interns and put them on their staff. They found the talent they needed from our program and finding good people to employ." 

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