The national Partnerships in Employment (PIE) readiness preparation that impacts post- National Transition Systems Change Project was established in 2011 by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This five-year project focuses on improving, developing, and implementing policies and practices that raise community expectations and overall employment outcomes for youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Early findings from PIE projects test best practices and policy changes and confirm recent research in the area of transition
and youth employment. Project findings also highlight barriers to employment and inform specific recommendations across state and federal agencies and policy that can significantly improve youth outcomes.