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YES can be completed at a computer in 60-90 minutes. With the assistance of a teacher, transition specialist, employment specialist, or other facilitator, participants view a number of 2-4 minute narrated videos. After viewing the videos, participants select their preferred jobs. Those selected are compiled into a list, which may be used to guide the Individual Transition Plan, job sampling, or training. YES includes recommendations for modifying jobs if the participant does not possess all of the skills represented in the video.
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"YES is a powerhouse program. It's tailored specifically for youth and adults with disabilities. It is a fantastic opportunity for youth and adults to learn about jobs and select a short list of possible placements. A great instrument to help with transition.
-Dr. Ed O'Leary, Mountain/Plains Regional Resource Center, Rapid City, SD.
"The YES program is fun, easy, and motivating. The students I work with are nonverbal or have motor difficulties. They are mildly intellectually disabled. The YES program is accessible to all these ability levels. It is age appropriate and treats the students as responsible young adults who are interested in pursuing satisfying employment opportunities."
-Julie Welch, Crescent View Middle School, Jordan School District
"I had the opportunity to use "YES" while I was student teaching at Crescent View Middle School. I found it to be an incredible program! "YES" helped us understand the type of work environment that our students desired to be in. Even our nonverbal students found success in finding their ideal setting. "YES" will be one of the first programs that I purchase to accurately place my students in a vocational program."
-Melissa Francom, Student Teacher, Cresent Middle School