PLEASE NOTE: ESC of Central Ohio offices are now open with restricted access. Staff are prepared to serve you via email, phone, videoconference, and/or by appointment. Please contact us for assistance
ESC of Central Ohio Central Office background check services reopened on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Background check and fingerprinting services are currently limited for educational personnel only, regardless of employer. This service is available by appointment only. Learn More

College and Career Readiness | Student Programs

College and Career Readiness | Student Programs

Campus-Based Transition
The ESC of Central Ohio has partnered with area institutions of higher education to give Central Ohio students with disabilities an opportunity to explore, develop and refine skills necessary to enter competitive employment.

Experiential Learning in the Humanities | Mosaic
Implementing a project-based, integrated humanities curriculum, Mosaic challenges students to become analytic thinkers, effective communicators, successful collaborators, and responsible citizens.
Project SEARCH is an intensive 9-month internship program which provides training and education. The goal is competitive integrated employment for students with disabilities. The Nationwide Children's Hospital program will be housed onsite at the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio, starting in fall 2020. 
School-Based Mentoring
The ESC of Central Ohio has been awarded a grant through ServeOhio supporting AmeriCorps members as school-based mentors for middle and high school students with poor attendance during the 2019-20 school year

Transitioning for Success
The ESC is partnering with The Ohio State University‚Äôs Nisonger Center and several school districts to provide school-wide comprehensive and systematic opportunities for students to learn about the education and skills needed in various occupational pathways to choose a career that matches their strengths and interests.

Virtual Job Shadowing
Virtual Job Shadowing is a service that provides students with access to a complete job shadowing experience, all online.