Conference Brings together International Community to Design the Future
June 30, 2014
The spirit of community, difference, innovation and transformation filled the New York Hilton Midtown during YAI’s International Conference April 28-May 1. Read more and join the conversation by submitting a proposal to present at next year’s International Conference. First article
It Takes a Network: A Message from Matthew Sturiale, CEO
June 27, 2014
Our mission is to create opportunities for living, loving and working. We are a network of eight agencies and thousands of people, and it takes all of us working together to bring this mission to life. First article
Media Captures a Miracle Graduation
June 18, 2014
Full Story: WABC-TV
Patience Boyd is back in the news again. Only this time, her story is happier. Check out coverage in the Daily News and WABC-TV's Eyewitness News. See coverage of Patience Boyd's inspirational story in the New York Daily News and on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News. First article
A Passion to Change Perceptions
July 2, 2014
Contributor: Keith Murfee-DeConcini
Keith R. Murfee-DeConcici, our summer intern, who since birth has had a way of showing doctors and others not to underestimate the abilities of individuals with disabilities.
Self Advocates In-Action
February 1, 2014
Contributor: Car'Melo Grau
The winter 2014 issue of our New York City Self Advocates' newsletter features a tribute to Tom Dern, our C.O.O. who passed away unexpectedly in December.
Eight at the Summit
January 31, 2014
Contributor: Ismael Nunez
A group of eight YAI Self-Advocates made their return to the annual Leadership Summit for more than 450 managers throughout YAI and its member agencies.
- 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
- An introduction to Personal Outcome Measures (POMs)
June 27, 2014
Personal Outcome Measures (POMs) is a person centered interview process that focuses on what's most important to individuals with special needs. First article
- Working Now: Kaufman Astoria Studios
June 19, 2014
An introduction was made between YAI's Queens Employment Program and Kaufman Astoria Studios, a historic movie studio in Queens, New York. Darren, a YAI program participant was hired to maintain the workspace at Kaufman's Lighting studio. First article
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