Mission

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YAI is a network of agencies offering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services. Our mission is to help others achieve the fullest life possible by creating new opportunities for living, loving, working, and learning.

Founded in 1957, YAI is at the forefront of an extraordinary new movement aimed at replacing outmoded ideas of dependence with strategies designed to empower the people we support and their families. YAI’s workforce of nearly 4,500 employees, provides a variety of programs, including: information and referral, school-age programs, family support, primary and specialty health care, mental health and rehabilitation, day services, employment training and residential opportunities.