What is Way2Work Maryland?

Way2Work Maryland is an exciting new project designed to improve the academic and career success of students with disabilities in Maryland through work-based learning experiences. The project is open to any student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan who will complete high school with a diploma or certificate in 2020.

Our goal is to help you:

  • Find work, including volunteer work, internships, and a paid job, that match your interests, skills, and abilities

  • Complete high school and plan for your future career—whether that means 2-year college, 4-year college, vocational school, or a full-time job

  • Learn how working while still in high school can increase your income later on

Way2Work is a research study. Students who volunteer to participate will be randomly assigned, by a computer, to one of two groups: Enhanced Services or Usual Services. If you are assigned to the Enhanced Services group, you will receive individualized career services and help finding a job in a field you really like. If you are randomized to the Usual Services group, you will continue to receive all the services you are currently receiving, plus we will provide information about all existing services you are eligible to receive within the school and the community.

Is Way2Work Maryland for You?

During the 2018-2019 school year we will be enrolling students from Anne Arundel, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Washington, and Worcester counties.  If you live in one of these counties, have an IEP or 504 from your school, and want to find out what your ideal job feels like, you can jumpstart your future by enrolling in Way2Work Maryland. Juniors and other students who are two years away from finishing high school, are eligible.

For more information, call us at 844-460-3830 or email us at Way2WorkMD@umd.edu.