Project SEARCH - Bridging the Gap between Vocational Rehabilitation and School Divisions
Marva Dawkins-Campbell, VDARS
Allison Stahl, VDARS
Working collaboratively to develop and implement individualized transition services for young adults with developmental disabilities is challenging work. Project SEARCH, a nine-month community-based employment training program for high school students with developmental disabilities, offers new ways of thinking about collaborative partnerships and effective transition practices. Join us for the webcast as we explore how Project SEARCH helped to “bridge the gap” between school and adult service providers, students, and their families in Virginia. We’ll share easy-to-use strategies for increasing communication and collaboration between transition team partners and for improving the transition outcomes of young adults with developmental disabilities.
Meet the Presenters
Marva Dawkins-Campbell, M.Ed., is a vocational counselor with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, where she has been employed for the past 5 years. She serves as a Transition Counselor working with students with autism and other disabilities. Her role is to help these students make the adjustment from school to the world of work and adult life.
Allison Stahl is a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, with a focus on transition-aged youth. In this role she works with students with disabilities to help individuals prepare for and enter into the workforce. Allison works as part of the Project SEARCH team at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. Allison has a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling as well as Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University.