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  • 2015 International Conference
    Conference Brings together International Community to Design the Future
    June 30, 2014
    The spirit of community, difference, innovation and transformation filled the New York Hilton Midtown during YAI’s International Conference April 28-May 1. Read more and join the conversation by submitting a proposal to present at next year’s International Conference.
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  • It Takes a Network: A Message from Matthew Sturiale, CEO
    June 27, 2014
    Our mission is to create opportunities for living, loving and working. We are a network of eight agencies and thousands of people, and it takes all of us working together to bring this mission to life.
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  • Media Captures a Miracle Graduation
    June 18, 2014
    Full Story: WABC-TV
    Patience Boyd is back in the news again. Only this time, her story is happier. Check out coverage in the Daily News and WABC-TV's Eyewitness News. See coverage of Patience Boyd's inspirational story in the New York Daily News and on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News.
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  • Raising Funds and Making friends, Door-to-Door
    June 17, 2014
    Julie McManus, who lives in a YAI apartment in Westchester, has made it her personal mission to spread the word about how YAI helps people with disabilities build the lives they want, and to enlist people's support.
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  • A Father Takes Steps to Connect with Son
    June 13, 2014
    "We're in a boat and you're outside the boat." That phrase echoes in the mind of Marco Vega, a 46-year-old Bronx father. The words are those of his wife Yndhira Rodriguez. Yndhira is very involved with their son Julio, 7, who has autism, and her daughter Melysa Lachica, 10, who has ADHD. Marco works long days as a New York City cab driver.
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  • Advocacy Resource Center Opens
    May 24, 2014
    What began as a dream two years ago finally materialized on May 16 with the official opening of our Advocacy Resource Center.
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  • Meet Our New CEO: Q&A with Matthew Sturiale
    March 28, 2014
    On March 1, Matthew Sturiale, LCSW, was appointed CEO. Learn about his 34-year career at YAI, what inspires his dedication to our field, and what he sees for the YAI Network's future.
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    Autism Rate Now 1 in 68
    March 27, 2014
    Full Story: Huffington Post
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that now 1 in 68 children in the United States has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
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