Project LIFE® National Replication


Butler Technology and Career Development Schools are pleased to announce the offering of our evidence-based Project LIFE® transition program model for replication.

Project LIFE®

Project LIFE® was developed in 2007 by Butler Tech special education administrators and teachers in collaboration with stakeholders from Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, parent mentors, and associated school district personnel.

Evolving over the past 12 years, Project LIFE® now provides a multi-year, multi-leveled continuum of quality transition programming for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Additional time, combined with targeted and authentic learning opportunities is providing students and families an opportunity to realize a more independent future than was possible in year’s past.

Project LIFE® was specifically developed to prepare students for greater success in Butler Tech’s three Project SEARCH® programs. Endorsed for national replication by the internationally recognized and award winning Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Project SEARCH®, the feedback from current Project LIFE® program staff, students and parents has been extremely positive.  Our data clearly shows a positive correlation between participation in Project LIFE™ with future success in Project SEARCH® followed by extremely positive employment outcomes.

Project LIFE Information Flyer

Due to the generosity of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and The Friends of Butler Tech Foundation, we are excited to invite you to apply for a Project LIFE Matching Funds Replication Grant.  Visit the Project LIFE website for the grant application and additional information.

If you would like more information about replicating this high performing program that consistently yields positive employment outcomes for participants contact Reena Fish, Project LIFE Replication Coordinator at 513-645-5483 or