Transition Programs and Services

Students with disabilities who participate in employment based transition programs can become gainfully employed and make meaningful contributions to their community. Our business partners are essential in providing real life work-based learning opportunities for students as they prepare to enter the workforce. Transition programs and services prepare students on a self-directed pathway through job training and life skills development with the ultimate goal of positive social inclusion and integrated, competitive employment.

Spartan Project SEARCH combines classroom time provided by Ingham Intermediate School District with a year-long unpaid internship at Michigan State University. This combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace prepares interns to meet employer expectations. Participants gain experience in a variety of settings that will align to their interests, abilities and availability.

Program Objectives

  • Work with a teacher and job coach to learn how to perform internship tasks independently.
  • Gain the skills needed to obtain a community job that aligns with their vocational goals.

For more information, read the Spartan Project SEARCH brochure.


  • Be between 18-26 years of age and eligible for Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • Be willing to participate in a full-day, unpaid training schedule starting at 8:00 am

PDF DocumentSpartan Project SEARCH application

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Ingham ISD Transition FairImage Transition Services logo (1)

Hosted by Parent Advisory Committee 

Fourth Annual Transition FaiR

March 4, 2017
611 Hagadorn Rd, Mason, MI 48854



Contact Us

Rutan, Michelle
Transition Coordinator/Consultant
Winslow, Sarah
Supervisor, SE Transition Programs and Services