Favarh’s Project SEARCH at UConn Health

Favarh's Project SEARCH at UConn Health is a unique, business-led, one-year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Since 2014, UConn Health has partnered with Favarh to host Project SEARCH interns. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training through strategically designed internships. Based on an international model developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 1996, Project SEARCH is dedicated to building a workforce that includes people with disabilities.

Agency Partners

UConn Health has partnered with Favarh/The Arc of Farmington Valley, based in Canton, a local chapter of the ARC, a worldwide organization that supports people with intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities. Other agency partners include the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, the Department of Rehabilitation Services, and Region 10 Public Schools.

Get Involved

1. Become a UConn Health host department
2. Become an email mentor
3. Conduct a life/employability skills course


Contact Us

Sandy Finnimore, Program Manager

Kari Gracie, UConn Health Business Liaison