Find a YAI Service

Find YAI's supports and services. Availability and eligibility will vary. For more information about applying for a service and availability please call YAI LINK at 212.273.6182.

For more information online you can read our Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Transition program for ages 17-21 on the autism spectrum residing in Manhattan. Includes Yoga & Mindfulness, Life Skills and Kitchen Skills.

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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.

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Providing assistance to organizations and governments around the world in the support of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)

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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.

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Employment services provide job-skills training, resume development, interview preparation, application assistance, intensive job-coaching and follow-along support...

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Group training for parents/caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. Focusing on teaching specific behavior techniques to promote positive family interactions and improve communication.

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Funds can be provided to families for services and goods that are not reimbursed through existing programs or funding streams.

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An 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.

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Long Island Employment Services offer pre-vocational and day habilitation services to prepare people for the world of work. We then support people on the job once they have obtained employment.

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Free workshops for people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers on a variety of intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) related topics. Learn more and register online.

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YAI's Independent Living Program (ILP) is a 26 week course which provides the opportunity for adults, 18 years of age and older, to learn and develop in a group setting...

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Free workshops focusing on helping people learn about eligibility to the DD service system, new procedures and what services are available. Only registration available.

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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.

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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+

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A wide variety of Saturday recreation programs for children and teens, ages 6-18.

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A holiday recess recreation program for school-age children during school breaks. Limited transportation is offered.

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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.

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Friday Night Social is a respite program, which takes place on Friday evenings. The Social offers the opportunity for young adults to socialize and meet friends, develop various personal and interpersonal skills, and explore their creativity. The program is also self-directive, plan determined according to the interests of the group participants.

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Leisure Tracks is a recreation and socialization program for people, ages 16 and up, who reside in the borough of Brooklyn.  Members need to be travel trained or transported to the program by a family member. Activities focus on community outings and a variety of recreational activities. Fun and practical experience are key program components.  

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Saturday morning respite program for children on the autism spectrum, ages 7-14.

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