You can also review our Eligibility FAQ or take our short Eligibility Survey to find out if you are likely eligible for YAI services funded through the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). Please feel free to call us at 212.273.6182 if you need further help understanding how to access supports and services.
Employment services provide job-skills training, resume writing, interview preparation, application help, intensive job coaching, and follow along support to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) who wish to obtain and maintain competitive employment.
Employment services provide job-skills training, resume development, interview preparation, application assistance, intensive job-coaching and follow-along support to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) who wish to obtain and maintain competitive employment.
A team of behavioral intervention specialists and social workers provides information and referral, advocacy, short-term crisis counseling and/or in-home behavioral interventions for families in crisis.
YAI's Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) is a 24 week course which provides the opportunity for adults, 18 years of age and older,to learn and develop in a group setting. Sessions focus on judgment, decision making, risk-taking, recognizing strengths, problem-solving, self-esteem, and self-advocacy.
Desensitization uses a team approach using a doctor or dentist, occupational therapist, and behaviorist to help people overcome fears related to dental or medical procedures. Participants will learn techniques to increase comfort level and cooperation during a dental or doctor visit. Parent information sessions are also offered.
Day Hab Without Walls offers individualized and group activities designed to teach life and community safety skills, build relationships, promote independence, provides volunteer opportunities, and vocational skill building. The focus is on each person's strengths while participating in the larger community. 21+
Overnight respite is offered for up to 2 weeks at a time in a wheelchair accessible facility in LeFrak City, Queens; for Brooklyn and Queens residents, ages 12 and up. This program is located in an area with access to numerous recreational opportunities.
This club provides ongoing support to relatively independent adults, ages 16 and up, through recreational/cultural activities and discussion groups for increased self-awareness. Activities include arts and crafts, drama groups, trips, ball games, and other community events.
The Kew Gardens located afterschool program provides educational and recreational activities for students, ages 6-21. Staff assist students with homework, reading, writing, and math skills. Students also enjoy various activities, including exercise, board games, music, and local community outings.