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  • Memorable Moments and a Look Ahead
    December 5, 2014
    CEO Matt Sturiale reflects on 2014 and shares his resolutions for the new year, one in which advocacy amid changes will be paramount. First article
  • With $75,000, Watch YAI Grow
    December 4, 2014
    Call it seed money. See how we grow, as proceeds from the recent Whole Foods Markets 5% Day will blossom into a multifaceted, garden-based education program for children and adults. First article
  • Why Partnership Matters to Me
    December 4, 2014
    Throughout the year, you’ve seen or read about how volunteers from different business sectors are changing the lives of the individuals we support throughout the YAI Network. We thought we'd share some insights from a few of our partners. 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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