YAI Urges Senate to Pass Disability Treaty
December 2, 2013
Full Story: The New York Times
Responding to a recent editorial in The New York Times, our CEO Stephen E. Freeman outlines why it's important for the U.S. Senate to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities. First article
Support Disability Rights Treaty for All
November 11, 2013
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international treaty of the United Nations that is aligned with U.S. values and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The treaty promotes, protects, and ensures the rights of one 1 billion people with disabilities throughout the world. 138 countries have already ratified the treaty but the U.S. fell 5 votes short of the majority needed. As the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations takes up the issue again at a hearing we urge you to let committee members know that you support the same values embodied and afforded in the ADA for all people. First article
75th Birthday Takes On Extra Meaning
November 4, 2013
Robert Devine, a longtime friend and supporter of our organization, celebrated his 75th birthday with nearly 80 family members, friends and individuals with disabilities in Bay Shore this week. To recognize his commitment to the people we support, we named a residence in his honor. First article
Holiday Loneliness: Tips for When You’re Invited to a Party, But Don’t Have a Date
November 27, 2013
Contributor: Jeremy Hamburgh
If you have autism, chances are you struggle with developing social relationships. Chances are that you are single at holiday time. While you may feel lonely year round, that feeling is worse at this time of year.
Words of Wisdom from Veteran Marathoner
August 15, 2013
Contributor: Daniel Dern
Daniel Dern, an Assistant Manager in our Human Resources Dept., has run nine marathons and provides some wisdom for members and perspective members of our Run for YAI team preparing for this year’s ING New York City Marathon.
Giving to Community, While Gaining Life Skills
June 12, 2013
Contributor: Samantha Link
Recently, I had the opportunity to sit in on YAI’s Manhattan Day Services program at 34th Street.The program embodies YAI’s mission of seeing beyond disability in every way.
- From the Bottom of Our Hearts ...
November 19, 2013
A special message from parents to our staff. First article
- YAI Honors Sherri Shepherd
September 18, 2013
Sherri Shepherd shares her personal story about how YAI helped her son, who has developmental delays. This emotional tribute to our celebrity spokesperson helped launch our Sherri Shepherd Believe in Abilities Fund. To donate visit: http://www.yai.org/getinvolved/events/sherri-shepherd-believe-in.html First article
- Working Now: Pitney Bowes
September 17, 2013
Pitney Bowes, a large outsourcing agency that provides mailroom, clerical, and customer service support to companies across the nation, was introduced to YAI through a community outreach volunteer event. From there a relationship was born and two individuals, Jon and Cecilia were hired as customer service associates. First article
Featured Service Openings
- The Corporate Source Makes Winning Return for 15th Season at US Open
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- Thousands Expected at June 1 Central Park Challenge
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- Join the Movement on June 1
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- Autism Family Support Series
September 12, 2013
January 15, 2014
An ongoing array of support groups for caregivers of people on the autism spectrum.
- New Jersey Conference
October 4, 2013
Free conference for families held at the Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey
- Leir Autism Conference
October 23, 2013
Conference for professionals and families interested in autism.