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Partnerships in Employment (PIE) States

The YES! Center works closely with PIE states to develop customized plans for each state to ensure improved employment outcomes, working toward the goal to improve competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

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The 2021 TASH Conference is heading to New Orleans! Our 2021 theme, "Celebrating Community and Connections", reminds us of the value of gathering as a diverse community to advance equity, opportunity and inclusion for all. #2021TASHconf will be the Big Tent in the Big Easy! https://t.co/FQ8an7c28i YEStoEmployment photo

This webinar is happening tomorrow hosted by @TransCenInc! https://t.co/sE8MGWclv9
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THIS THURSDAY, 12/10, 2:00 PM Eastern
Webinar: Now What? Reimagining and Rebooting Supports for People with Disabilities in our New World
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This is the first in a series of podcasts in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). TASH’s interim Executive Director, Serena Lowe talks with Alison Barkoff, the Director

“I know I should be thinking about the future, but frankly the prospect of her being employed scares me. She’s very vulnerable. You’ll have to be patient with me and

What We Do

The YES! Center is committed to supporting states to improve competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition age youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our national training and technical assistance center focuses on:
The YES! Center partners with national experts in systems change strategies to:

Our Mission

To improve competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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“Kirstin is such a positive example of what someone can achieve if they are given a chance.”
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"I am ready to do it by myself.”
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"If you put your mind to it, you can do anything. I want my future employers to know I can accomplish any task they put in front of me.”
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“Just keep on looking. There are jobs out there for you to go and give a shot at.”
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Success Stories

Success stories are an important way of demonstrating what’s possible. They speak to people in ways that are much more immediate than research, reports or statistics. Success stories is a series of ever-growing posts on the YES! Center blog. 

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