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YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

Since 1957, YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities (YAI/NIPD) has been a pioneer in life-adjustment, transitional and community-based services for people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families. YAI/NIPD serves people with disabilities and their families throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island and Westchester County. Visit our Careers site to search job openings at YAI/NIPD.

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One of seven agencies comprising the YAI Network, YAI/NIPD provides community-based supported living options, day services, family support, recreation, employment training and placement, home health care, information and referral, skills training, case management and camping and travel. In short, every service that people with developmental disabilities need to succeed.

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Through our award-winning services, trainings, conferences and advocacy, YAI/NIPD has helped to lead a revolution — professionalizing the field, transforming the public's perception and championing human rights: to live one's unique life; to determine the course of that life; to make a difference; and to participate in the community.

For more information about YAI Network or to obtain services, call 1-866-2-YAI-LINK.

YAI/NIPD in the News

New York Nonprofit Press, Oct. 21, 2008, “Leadership Transition at YAI”

The New York Times, June 1, 2008, “For People With Down Syndrome, Longer Life Has Complications”

The New York Times, Aug. 12, 2008, “Caring for a Special Needs Child Can Be Difficult for Business Travelers”

The New York Times, April 20, 2006, “Learning to Savor a Full Life, Love Life Included"

The Daily News, Feb. 19, 2003, “Hole New World for Disabled”

The New York Times, April 2, 2000, “Neighbors Open Arms to New Group Home”

The Daily News, March 21, 1999, Hope & Help for Disabled

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Obtains Favorable Settlement in Washington Heights Condo Lawsuit