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
«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
FREE Virtual Series starting tomorrow ➡️ Disability Employment - Register at https://t.co/ANNUVvaBx2 Four (4) events hosted by the @adasoutheast in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month ( #NDEAM).
#disabilityemployment #EmploymentFirst #ADALive #podcast
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! The YES! Center will be recognizing #NDEAM with a series of blog posts, podcasts, success stories and trainings. Check out our blog and podcasts here: https://t.co/pfPC6h1fMx and follow the hashtag #NDEAM75 https://t.co/STvmAL3ysf
"Right now there are people with disabilities working in careers. They've been given the chance to show they can work hard & do a great job. If given the chance & having people believe in them, you would be surprised at what people can do." https://t.co/H0l3lS5xaN #NDEAM75 #NDEAM
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.