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Project SEARCH Nicholas Castellino and Tyler Longman, right,
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Project SEARCH Nicholas Castellino and Tyler Longman, right, work together in the kitchen at the Medford Multicare Center. (Oct. 4, 2013)(Credit: Ed Betz)

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Students with disabilities get job training

An acute care facility in Medford is serving as the real-world classroom for seven Suffolk County high school seniors with developmental disabilities -- the first immersion internship program of its kind on Long Island. Students enrolled in Project SEARCH at Eastern Suffolk BOCES will learn job skills such as clerical work, housekeeping, maintenance and doing laundry at Medford Multicare Center. They will spend the academic year in training with the hope of finding a job and gaining independence upon graduation.