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  • A Message From YAI's New CEO: George Contos
    September 21, 2015
    Today is my first day as CEO of YAI. It is both a tremendous privilege and tremendous responsibility. I'm very excited by the opportunities that lie ahead and the prospect of what we can achieve together. First article
  • Nobu Brews Green Tea Partnership
    September 17, 2015
    Green tea has been shown to have numerous health benefits. And now there's a new one. Thanks to a novel partnership with the YAI Network, Nobu Restaurants will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from every cup of green tea sold throughout the U.S. First article
  • Celebrating Our Staff
    September 13, 2015
    As we begin our annual Staff Appreciation celebrations, we want to recognize all of our staff members throughout the YAI Network, who enhance the lives of thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families. This year, we have moved our festivities to coincide with National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. Many regional celebrations will continue throughout the Fall. We'd like to share Thomas’s story which illustrates our staff’s commitment to ensuring everyone we support has opportunities for living, loving, working and learning. First article


  • So Who's Normal?
    November 15, 2014
    Contributor: Marissa Meleske
    She's defied the doctor's expectations and has never been treated by her family 'like a china doll." Our newest Voices Blogger Marissa Meleske describes her purpose in life.
    First article
  • Great Expectations or None at All
    October 24, 2014
    Contributor: Keith Murfee-DeConcini
    Regardless of the economy, the employment expectations for people with IDD remain relatively unchanged.
    First article
  • Taking Away the Right to Vote
    October 17, 2014
    Contributor: Keith Murfee-DeConcini
    As we near the upcoming national election, there looms an unfathomable barrier to people with disabilities as they seek to exercise their most basic and important right as Americans: the right to vote.
    First article


  • Changing the World Is a Walk in the Park
    May 27, 2015
    Join us on Saturday, June 6 at YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge and create opportunities for living, loving, working & learning. First article
  • Markel Brown Scores High at YAI with NYL's Pre-School Team
    May 27, 2015
    Special moments shared with Markel Brown and NYL's Greenpoint pre-schoolers. First article
  • What Makes You Proud?
    January 28, 2015
    Staff from throughout the YAI Network share their pride about their work. First article

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