The YES! Center project was a partnership between TASH and TransCen, whose mission was to improve competitive, integrated employment outcomes for transition-aged youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This project was funded by the Administration on Community Living’s Administration on Disabilities (AoD), grant number 90DNTA0001. The Center recently published two publications written by TransCen staff.
Engaging Families in Employment Systems Change: Lessons from Partnerships in Employment States by Sean Roy
This brief highlights creative strategies for engaging and informing families undertaken by six Partnerships in Employment (PIE) state projects from 2017 to 2021. Each PIE state approached the issue of improving family engagement in a different way, building on existing partnerships and resources when available. Their work provides educators, employment services staff, policy makers and families with a direction for future work.
Engaging Employers: Partnering for Success by Dale Verstegen and Laura Owens
This brief explores the importance of employer engagement in workforce development systems, as their voices are often missing from research and policy discussion around disability employment. Employer engagement is a key strategy for workforce development as it aligns programs and services with employer needs and is necessary in connecting the business and disability communities and can range from advisory to long term partnerships.
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