Developmentally disabled graduate from Project SEARCH 

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In a week when seniors across the city are turning their tassels, this celebration was especially sweet and hard-earned. The graduates were developmentally disabled students who spent their last year of high school in Project SEARCH, a work-study program run jointly by D.C. Public Schools and the D.C. Department of Disability Services. 

Instead of going to class fulltime, they were assigned to a federal agency (either Labor, Health and Human Services or Education), where they learned basic office skills and got a taste of life in a professional setting.

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