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  • A Season of Change
    September 23, 2014
    Fall is a season of change. This year, it is also a time of transition for the YAI Network and for the disabilities field. Now more than ever we are being called upon to find new ways to provide the same high quality services with fewer resources. First article
  • Shop at Whole Foods Market on 9/17 & Help YAI Grow
    September 9, 2014
    One day. Seven Manhattan stores. 5% of sales donated to YAI. Countless reasons to shop at any Manhattan Whole Foods on 9/17. First article
  • A Day in the Life and Philosophy of a Direct Service Professional
    September 9, 2014
    September 7-13, 2014, is national Direct Support Professional (DSP) Week. Meet two reasons to celebrate. First article

Voices

  • 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

Videos

  • Local Artists Take Center Stage at YAI Art Gala
    October 16, 2014
    WCBS-TV is Seeing Beyond Disability in report on Gallery YAI artists pursuing their dreams. First article
  • Broadview Networks YAI Partnership Heroes on Our Island FIOS 1 Long Island
    October 16, 2014
    It's National Disability Employment Awareness Month and FiOS1 News Long Island features The Corporate Source partnership with Broadview Networks. First article
  • Hankering for more hang out : Sparking Social Connections
    July 1, 2014
    In the fall of 2013 YAI's Hankering for more program expanded to offer members a little bit more. The new initiative offered a group that meets with greater frequency and has a developed social skills curriculum. Along the way HFM Hang Out members recognize and develop strengths, realize social goals and create a community that embraces and celebrates difference. First article

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