PeterOrthopaedicsWeb-Interested getting training for a job? Check out Project SEARCH at any of three information sessions to be held in January:

• January 16th from 4:30-5:30 at  CMC/Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene in the Project SEARCH classroom
• January 29th from 4:30-5:30 at Monadnock Developmental Services, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, NH
• January 30th from 3:30-4:30 at CMC/Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene in the Project SEARCH classroom

Project SEARCH is a job training program for individuals receiving services from MDS and Vocational Rehabilitation who are between 20-34 years old, on Medicaid, and want to learn job skills through unpaid internships at CMC/DH-K. The goal of Project SEARCH is employment and the internships are structured to teach skills that lead to employment.

Click here for a short video describing Project SEARCH.

Click here to download a Project SEARCH application form.

Parents, teachers, staff and potential students who are interested in applying to the 2019-2020 Project SEARCH class (September 2019 start), should plan to attend one of these information sessions. RSVP to Shelly Faulkner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 603-352-1304.

The Brain Injury Association of NH (BIANH), Governor’s Commission on Disability and NH Council on Developmental Disabilities will host a Legislative Leadership raining on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 8:30 to 3 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building (Rooms 201 and 203) in Concord.

This leadership training is for individuals with disabilities, their parents/family members, and professionals working in the community to support individuals with disabilities. The training provides state-of-the-art information on legislative leadership related to disability issues.

The goal of the training is to support the development of self-advocacy and leadership skills in NH citizens who wish to affect a change at a personal, community, and statewide level through public policy and legislation for those with disabilities. There is no cost to participants. Lunch will be provided at the State House cafeteria along with a tour of the State House.

For more information and to register, please contact Ellen Edgerly at BIANH: 603-332-9891 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Do you have a family member that receives services from MDS or Partners in Health? If so, you’re invited to participate in a Family Fun Day at the Keene Y on Saturday, February 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Families will be able to swim, use the climbing wall, play basketball and even participate in a Spin Class with Christine Yardley. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge, but you must register with Lurleen by Wednesday, February 6th: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-352-1304.

This event is for families and individuals that receive MDS services. REGISTER by Feb 6th with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-352-1304.

Keene YMCA  (map)
200 Summit Road
Keene, NH 03431

** College Students - We Offer Paid Internships **

MDS has several part-time positions available in the Keene, Harrisville, and Peterborough areas.

Hours are Monday - Friday, and the shifts vary between 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Qualified applicants will have had a drivers license for at least three years and a clean driving record. These positions would be supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities at their place of employment, and possibly providing transportation to and from work. Mileage is also paid whenever the individual is in the vehicle with you. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is a preferred, but not required.


Please contact Marcy Frink for more information at 603-352-1304.