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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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Reminder that the YES! Center's webinar, "Creating Opportunities for Youth with Mental Illness: A Focus on Transition and Employment" is on Wednesday, June 23rd at 3:00 PM Eastern. Full details in a screen reader accessible format here: https://t.co/NVdsopCatQ https://t.co/PAlCdofF7k YEStoEmployment photo

Join the YES! Center's webinar, "Creating Opportunities for Youth with Mental Illness: A Focus on Transition and Employment" on Wednesday, June 23rd at 3:00 PM Eastern. Learn more and register here: https://t.co/NVdsopCatQ https://t.co/mU5urtbbNq YEStoEmployment photo

This month's webinar focuses on the #Olmstead Supreme Court decision, the movement to end #Section14C sheltered work exemptions & lessons learned from advancing legislation and moving people to #CompetitiveIntegratedEmployment. Lean more & register here: https://t.co/HKHCX13d61 https://t.co/B7HgydgkcV YEStoEmployment photo

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 YEStoEmployment photo

The YES! Center webinar, "Class Act Collaboration Strategies: Schools and VR Improving Student Transition Outcomes during COVID" is today at 3:00 PM Eastern. Last minute registrations are welcome! https://t.co/3YlarmVXZg https://t.co/bo13v4vP0e YEStoEmployment photo

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 YEStoEmployment photo
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My name is Grayson and I am a 16 year old autistic self-advocate in Lexington, Kentucky. I am a junior in high school, and my district has been in remote

You’re listening to YES To Employment a podcast series that seeks to improve competitive integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today, the

Ruth Allison, M.B.A – Senior Faculty Specialist at the University of Maryland and a Technical Assistance provider for the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative (NTACT:C) Michael Stoehr,

“I never let my disability affect how I live life. My family supported my decision to go to college, get a driver’s license and drive with an adaptive van. I’m

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

Marvin’s Journey

My name is Marvin and I am 21 years old.  I graduated from high school in June of 2020. When I was in high school, I had many work experiences

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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