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  • Delayed Openings on Long Island
    January 25, 2016
    Our Brentwood and Commack Day/Employment Programs are on a two-hour delayed opening this morning.
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  • Transformation Panel Draft Recommendations Released
    January 11, 2016
    New York State's Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has just released the Transformation Panel's recommendations for our service system. You have the opportunity to comment through Jan. 22, 2016. We are posting the report, "Raising Expectations, Changing Lives," for your convenience.
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  • Memories are Short; Create a Paper Trail
    January 4, 2016
    Bonnie Schinagle, a special education attorney, shares her advice to parents of children with disabilities. Learn more by attending our upcoming Autism Family Support Series on Jan. 14, 2016.
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  • Our Top 10 Stories of 2015
    December 31, 2015
    2015 was a year of partnership, opportunity and advocacy. There were so many incredible moments from throughout our organization. Our Top 10 Stories from 2015 illustrate how YAI has made great strides in bringing its mission of living, loving, working and learning to life. We have much work ahead in 2016. By embracing a culture of constant conversation, we will continue to learn what's most important to people, so we can align our supports and services with their wants and needs.
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  • Sharing a 'Good Business Strategy'
    December 30, 2015
    Full Story: Crain's New York Business
    Ellen Zimiles, a wonderful parent and partner at Navigant, Inc., makes a compelling case for hiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We need more employment opportunities for the people we support.
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  • A Home of Their Own for the Holiday
    December 29, 2015
    Individuals living in YAI's first ICF on the grounds of the Brooklyn Developmental Center (BDC), at the request of OPWDD, moved into the community last week. Eight people, who have spent most of their lives living at the Brooklyn Developmental Center (BDC), left for YAI's Brooklyn Day Services program on Nostrand Ave., one morning last week, but returned to a house which is now their home at YAI's City Line Residence.
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  • Staff Giving Back
    December 23, 2015
    Staff throughout our network are always going above and beyond on the job. We’d like to share one of many ways staff are making the holidays brighter for others within and outside of our organization.
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  • Partnering, Listening & Advocating
    December 17, 2015
    YAI CEO George Contos reflects on his first 90 days and shares what he sees ahead in 2016, starting with the state budget and advocacy.
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