and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through systems change.
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).
Current PIE States
Previous PIE States
Join us tomorrow for a panel with Pre-ETS providers and young adults across the country. Hear about their transition services, what has gone well, and learn how to better serve #YouthWithDisabilities in #EmploymentFirst!
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«We have a system that's against employment in many ways. The way people with disabilities get supports for employment is Medicaid. And Medicaid is about healthcare for people in poverty. Poverty is a requirement for it.» ~ @AlisonBarkoff https://t.co/4nT4yzBBN1 #NDEAM #NDEAM75
Below are three questions I ask myself when developing or working on any employment program for youth with disabilities: Who are we missing at the table? Am I developing this
Transportation touches on every aspect of our lives – from attending school, career training, attending community activities and religious services, shopping and banking, obtaining medical care, and engaging in employment.
Utah School to Work Project has developed eight (8) project demonstration sites, where multi-agency partners work together as a team to coordinate employment services for transition age youth with significant
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
I love my job. I started working at Universal Cells (UCells), an Astellas Pharma company located in Seattle, Washington, in February 2018 as an Office Lab Assistant. There have been
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:
To improve competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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.