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  • Thankful for a Perfect Fit at Old Navy
    November 28, 2015
    Bari Winters has so much to be thankful for this holiday season. Her family is in good health; she has a great job at Old Navy; and she knows YAI is there to support her.
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  • A Leap of Faith
    November 20, 2015
    As we approach Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, all of us have much for which to be grateful. Christine Grounds, whose son Nicholas attends our Manhattan Star Academy, is sharing her story as we gear up for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1
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  • News 12 Brooklyn Features YAI
    November 2, 2015
    News 12 Brooklyn featured Bari Winters, an individual we support on the job at Old Navy, during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We are sharing the story which appeared in print on the News 12 website. Video is available only to Optimum subscribers.
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  • A First Job and All Signs of a Bright Future
    October 29, 2015
    Hiring Andrew Waterbury from YAI's Brentwood WAVE program wasn't a difficult decision, says Susan Langen, Director of Human Resources at "I had a sister-in-law, Linda, with cerebral palsy who lived at Willowbrook," Susan recalls. "After seeing Geraldo Rivera's news reports on the facility, my father-in-law brought her home for 20 years. They told my in-laws she wouldn't live past age 8. She passed away at 58." When Susan heard about YAI helping people with disabilities get jobs, she recalls saying, "yes, we've got to do this."
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  • Connecting and Promoting Independence
    October 28, 2015
    Barbara Meyers, who lives in YAI's Howard Beach supportive IRA, had big plans to visit a staff member who now works at YAI's Dawson Manor, about 15 minutes away.
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  • A Perfect Fit at Old Navy
    October 13, 2015
    As we continue to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we're proud to share successful employment profile. Bari Winters is extremely knowledgeable about the Old Navy brand and its merchandise. "There's Rockstar, curvy, boyfriend, boot cut," she says, barely taking a breath as she describes the Old Navy brand of jeans and styles. She knows which run large or true to size and is quick to add, "and you get 40 percent off!"
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  • Changing a Life with a Job
    October 8, 2015
    We are proud to share a success story as we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Nelson Hooper, an employee of The Corporate Source (TCS), doesn’t miss the daily commute from his Bronx home to his job at the Perry B. Duryea State Office Building in Hauppauge, Long Island. He endured the six-hour commute for 11 years.
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  • YAI Board Elects New Chair
    October 5, 2015
    Jeffery Mordos has been named Chairman of the YAI Board of Trustees, effective October 1. He succeeds George Contos, our new CEO.
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