Project SEARCH

Cone Health Alamance Regional

November - December 2015

Interns, Project SEARCH Staff and ARMC Staff had a great time at Special Olympics Bowling at Country Club Lanes on Friday, December 4th!
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Parent Night

We had all 8 interns and their parent/guardians as well. Several partners shared information:


  • Vocational Rehabilitation discussed guardianship and VR's role in Project SEARCH
  • Cape Fear Vocational Services talked with families about gathering information on Medicaid to assist in the planning of job development and long term follow up
  • Brenda from VR discussed SSI/SSDI benefits
  • Each Intern shared photos and gave a brief presentation on what they had done since August at ARMC

Field Trip & Lunch

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Baby Shower for Breten Chrismon (Business Liasion)

The Interns had a great time celebrating with Mrs. Chrismon on November 24th. They had a baby shower. Breten's baby boy arrived on November 27th - Reeves Lee Chrismon.

Internship updates!

  • November 24th - Last day of First Internship
  • December 7th - First day of Second Internship
  • Richad (Special Care Nursery & Supply Chain)
  • Maya (Dining & Environmental Services)
  • Juana (Doctor's Lounge, Emergency Room & Interpreter Services)
  • Luke (Ultrasound & Radiology)
  • Cheyenne (Environmental Services & Doctor's Lounge)
  • Brenda (Cardiology Special Recovery)
  • Gabbi (Emergency Room Flex)
  • Lucas (Same Day Surgery- Mon-Thurs, Environmental Services and Volunteer Services on Friday)

Community Corner!

EC Parent Conference: On Saturday, November 7th from 10-1 the Interns volunteered at Highland Elementary to help out at the 2nd Annual EC Parent Conference. They assisted elementary children with games and crafts while their parents attended the conference.


Canned Food Drive:
During the week of November 16th-20th the Interns collected canned goods outside of the cafeteria. We also partnered with the ARMC Day Care off of Kirkpatrick Rd. On Saturday, November 21st, we delivered approximately 400 lbs of food to SAFE (Southern Alamance Family Empowerment) program. At SAFE on November 21st - Gabbi, her father and Mrs. Wooten assisted with packing Thanksgiving Boxes to be given out on November 24 to the community.

Spreading the Word!

Manager's Meeting - October 28th

Lucas McIntyre assisted Mrs. Wooten in presenting on Project SEARCH to the managers of the hospital. He did a great job speaking without his notes. He made Mrs. Wooten very proud of him.

NCRA/NCATP The GREAT Conference - November 5th

The Interns joined Linda Emery in Raleigh to speak about their experiences at Project SEARCH. All of the interns spoke at the conference and Alamance County was well represented. Interns interacted with questions to and from the audience with great confidence.

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Leadership Alamance Presentation -November 12th

All the interns presented on what Project SEARCH is all about. They also told what departments they were currently working in.

Classroom Connections


  • Continuing the Suicide Prevention Kits packaging project. We are making 500 a month for Cone Health
  • Developing Resumes for Job Development opportunities starting in January
  • Planning a field trip to another local business and using ACTA transportation system to travel

B.A.C. - Business Advisory Council

We had a productive BAC meeting on October 27th. We had a great discussion on developing a support system for Project SEARCH in the employment community. We had representatives from the following agencies:


Sonny Harmon

Syntech Signs


Pauline Indalecio

Manpower


Frankie Maness

City Manager - City Of Graham


Sonya Fitts
Cone Health - Human Resources
Employee Partnership Specialist

Upcoming Events

· December 18: Christmas Party with Interns and ARMC Staff Christmas Party, BAC Meeting

· January 15: NC State Meeting for Project SEARCH (9 current programs)

· January 18-19: Holiday and Teacher Workday

· January 21: Steering Committee Meeting

· January 26: Project SEARCH interest meeting for 2016-2017 Interns

· February 10: Teacher Workday

· February 23: BAC Meeting 12-1pm

· February 25: Steering Committee Meeting 4-5pm

· February 26 : Early Release Day at 12:30pm

· February 29: PS Applications for 16-17 Due

· March 4: 2nd Internship ends

· March 7-11: Class Week