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YAI Affiliates

Beyond YAI's range of programs, through four affiliate agencies, YAI's network is able to provide additional services. Premier HealthCare offers primary and specialized healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the greater community. Manhattan Star Academy provides a comprehensive education for children aged 3-21 with global developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, and other disabilities. The International Academy of Hope (iHOPE) serves students aged 5-21 with traumatic brain injuries and other brain-based disorders. And The National Institute for People with Disabilities of New Jersey (NIPD/NJ) offers residential opportunities and support coordination services.

International Academy of Hope (iHOPE)

iHOPE serves children, adolescents, and young adults from ages 5 years to 21 years old, with sustained acquired brain injuries or other brain-based disorders and who cannot be served in their local school systems. To allow all of iHOPE’s services to be available under one roof, the school will relocate in January 2022 from East Harlem to Midtown Manhattan.

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Manhattan Star Academy (MSA)

MSA, a school on Manhattan’s West Side for young people aged 5 to 21, believes that every child has the capacity to learn, grow, and contribute. Students who have a broad range of needs and learning styles receive encouragement, support, skills, and opportunities to develop academically and socially from teachers and therapists. MSA’s pre-school, lower school, and upper school all foster a collaborative, multidisciplinary learning environment that promotes independence and inclusivity.

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The National Institute for People with Disabilities of New Jersey (NIPD/NJ)

With an emphasis on providing opportunities for individuals to live as independently as possible, NIPD/NJ offers supervised and supportive residential programs in five northern New Jersey counties where residents strive to achieve personal and professional goals, contribute to supportive communities, and prepare for volunteer work and possible employment.  

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Premier HealthCare

Premier HealthCare provides medical, dental, and psychiatric services to everyone and specializes in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Premier’s clinics offer people with I/DD access to high-quality primary care and specialty outpatient services with doctors and other professionals trained in their unique needs.

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