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 for our webinar, "My Life, My Goals, My Future: Elevating the Student Self-Advocate Voice and Fostering Self-Determination in the Youth-to-Adulthood Transition Process to Employment", on Wednesday, April 28, 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern. Register here: https://t.co/HWsoHLWqpF https://t.co/N6wYOreh06
Join the YES! Center for our webinar, Class Act Collaboration Strategies: Schools and VR Improving Student Transition Outcomes during COVID on Wednesday, March 24th. Learn more at the accessible flier here: https://t.co/JKPguHpzbq Register here: https://t.co/3YlarmVXZg https://t.co/pi1frIugnL
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
By Laura Owens, Ph.D., CESP The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the ways we support students with disabilities in exploring careers and building skills. Students have been forced
A Mother’s thoughts on A Daughter’s Employment Journey My name is Dianne and I am the mother of a wonderful 24 year-old named Alexa. We always had high expectations for
The unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities continues to remain around 80%. As many organizations, advocates and employment specialists work to change this percentage, another big advocate needed to change
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
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.