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  • YAI Makes History
    July 13, 2015
    A spirited group of individuals with disabilities, families, staff and board members from YAI cheered and marched proudly in New York City's first Disability Pride Parade on Sunday. Their enthusiasm stood out among the parade's 3,000 participants. July is Disability Pride Month in New York City, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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  • Dawson Manor Joins the YAI Family
    July 8, 2015
    On Tuesday, July 7, YAI assumed responsibility of an Ozone Park residential program. For months, a team from YAI's Residential Department has been observing and assessing the needs of 14 individuals at Dawson Manor. The home, which once served as a convent, provides a barrier-free environment with an elevator for seven aging individuals on the first floor. The others, who require less support, live on the second floor. There will be two programs under one roof.
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  • A Tribute to Fathers
    June 21, 2015
    In honor of Father's Day, we'd like to share a profile of two Dads who share their thoughts on raising a child with special needs.
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  • A Special Role for Preschoolers
    June 18, 2015
    Thanks to a partnership with Bank of America, two students from NYL's Roosevelt Children's Center participated recently in the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America.
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  • Autism and Social Connections
    June 1, 2015
    Anna Schechter, LMSW, Supervisor of our Hankering for More socialization program, finds it's not that individuals with autism don't want to connect. The truth is that they may not want to connect with others in the black-and-white way we usually think about connection.
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  • Implementing Behavior Plans Successfully
    May 26, 2015
    Lana Small, Coordinator of YAI's Community Habilitation program, provides her tips on increasing the success of behavior plans.
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  • Meet New York State's DSP of the Year
    May 19, 2015
    YAI's Nelson Machado, Assistant Supervisor of our Centereach Residence, was named New York State’s Direct Support Professional of the Year recently by the American Network of Community Options and Resources.
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  • New Home for Manhattan Star Academy
    May 1, 2015
    Wide-eyed students and parents couldn't believe their eyes as they stepped off the elevator at Manhattan Star Academy's new upper West Side school.
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