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  • Celebrating 18 Years Together
    May 1, 2015
    Like most couples, Richard and Lesley Sinkin will celebrate their May 4 anniversary by enjoying a nice dinner out. "She likes shrimp. So we'll go wherever she wants," Richard says.
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  • A First for YAI ARTS
    May 1, 2015
    Members of YAI ARTS recent "Through the Looking Glass" exhibit at New Century Artists, Inc. in Chelsea, marked their first show in a mainstream gallery.
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  • A Season of Renewal & Reengagement
    May 1, 2015
    Spring is a season of rejuvenation and reengagement throughout the YAI Network. We have a full lineup of events designed to empower, inspire and keep our organization true to its mission.
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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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  • Nets’ Markel Brown Connects with Preschoolers
    March 30, 2015
    Less than 24 hours after scoring a career-high 17 points for the Brooklyn Nets, rookie guard Markel Brown faced a tough crowd at the New York League for Early Learning's Greenpoint preschool for children with disabilities.
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  • POMs in Action
    March 11, 2015
    Personal Outcome Measures (POMs) is changing the way we think throughout the YAI Network. We are listening to the individuals we support and working with them to provide them with the services they feel they need to live a quality life.
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  • Urging Respect for Workforce
    March 10, 2015
    Full Story: Huffington Post
    Our Direct Support Professional (DSP) Matthew Gross makes his case for the nation's 'invisible workforce' of DSPs, who have great responsibilities supporting and advocating for people with disabilities, yet few recognize the importance of their role.
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  • Urgent: Contact NYS Legislators and Leaders Today!
    March 5, 2015
    Even though New York State has a $6 billion surplus from bank settlements and both the Senate and Assembly have identified an additional $300 million in revenue, the word from Albany is that they may not be willing to use any of it to invest in supports and services for people with developmental disabilities.
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