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Project SEARCH Europe conference - 24 June

Project SEARCH is an exciting initiative that began at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1996, which aims to bring significant numbers of people with a learning disability and autism into competitive employment. It is a partnership bringing together relevant organisations to work together effectively, between a host business, education and adult supported employment providers.

The goal is to provide on-site internship experiences, acquire necessary skills for young adults with learning disabilities leading to competitive employment which to date has been very impressive.

You are invited to join Project SEARCH Scotland to celebrate all that has been achieved in Europe to date including the average job outcome of 60% per programme.

Contributors will discuss the potential of Project SEARCH to make a real difference to the lives of young people with a learning disability and autism and the strategies required to support growth.

There will be a pre-conference dinner and overview on Tuesday 24th June and an all day conference on Wednesday 25th June offering delegates the opportunity to find out about this exciting model and how we can reach for the ultimate goal: employment for all Project SEARCH graduates.


Tuesday 24 June 2014 

Pre-Conference Dinner and Overview
Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
17:30 - 22:00

Wednesday 25 June 2014 

All Day Conference
Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
09:00 - 17:00

There will be a range of inspirational speakers and a variety of workshops to suit all levels of interest and lots of exciting discussion.

This conference will be of interest to:

• Job Coaches and job development staff
• Lecturers
• Employers
• Politicians
• Professionals working in employability
• People with a learning disability, family carers and supporters
• People with autism
• Researchers interested in the field of learning disability and autism
• Agencies interested in diversity in employment
• HR Managers
• Careers Advisors
• Social enterprise practitioners


Cost of 2 day Conference = £120.00 plus VAT (Total Cost £136.00)
Group Discounts for over 4 persons = £100.00 +VAT (Total Cost £120.00)

Early Bird Booking before 29 March 2014 = £100.00 plus VAT (Total Cost £120.00)

A reduced rate for people with learning disabilities and autism is available. 

Accommodation is available at the University of Strathclyde Village at £50.00 per person, bed and breakfast.


If you would like to attend please email your name and email address to the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability: conference@scld.co.uk 

Or call the conference team on: 0141 559 5720