Find a YAI Service

Filter Results

More information about applying for a service and availability

Pages

Painting of Frida Kahlo completed by a member of WOW

Without Walls (WOW) is an art program that provides opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York City to channel their creativity and become working artists.

With the support of artist mentors, WOW artists create work based on their unique interests. WOW artists enhance their skills, develop their careers, and experience New York's art scene.

the word community surrounded by a collection of other words

Trained specialists provide individualized skills training in the home and the community. Focus is on a person's strengths and critical skills for development, including building skills and independence in the areas of self care, social skills development, money management, life safety, household tasks, enjoying the community, and job success.

Training for Caregivers

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

Employment logo

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.

YAI Seeing beyond disability. CSIDD

Crisis Prevention and Response

Providing crisis prevention and response for people (ages 6 and above) with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who present with complex behavioral and mental health needs.

Independent Living Skills Program Logo with blue clouds and birds

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. 

Navigating the System for People with Developmental Disabilities

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

children playing

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

Photograph of person bowling with text "Bronx Holiday Respite"

A school break recreation program for children aged 6-18 years old. Providing community activities and socialization opportunities in a 3:1 staffing ratio.

Manhattan Recreation Services

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. 

HFM

Hankering For More's primary goal is to help its adult members spark social connections with peers that allow them to create and maintain their own social network without staff support and outside of formal HFM events.

picture of a suitcase

Leisure Trax offers adults with developmental and learning disabilities vacation and travel opportunities, including weekend trips and extended vacations with domestic and international destinations. Free travel (some trips) offered to eligible people who reside in the Bronx. Also can potentially offer as a waiver respite to people 18+ residing in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, or Brooklyn at home with their families.

campers

In partnership with the Frost Valley YMCA sleepaway camp, YAI/NIPD offers an award-winning inclusive camping experience in the Catskills to children and teens with developmental and learning disabilities, ages 8 and up.

YAI ARTS logo

Based in NYC, participants can be from any of the 5 boroughs. On Tuesday evenings we open our studio to people with autism and other developmental or intellectual disabilities looking to advance their creative voice and expand their creative community. We offer mentorship from working artists and opportunities to submit work for exhibition. Artists must provide documentation of developmental or intellectual disability.

employment logo with icons representing work tasks

The Community Based Pre-vocational Program provides support in the development of work skills via volunteering & internships in non profit & for profit environments. The objective is to move towards obtaining and retaining employment.

Check box set of "yes" and "no" - with "yes" checked off.

In order for an adult to engage in sexual activity with another adult, legally each person must be able to provide informed consent. Being able to provide informed consent is normally automatic based upon attaining a legal age as mandated in each state. However, if a person has an intellectual/developmental disability, the courts will defer to professionals in our field to make that determination. Sexual consent determinations can only be done with people who are the age of legal consent or older (in New York State the legal age is 17).

Day hab logo with a hand, group of people, building and MTA logo in a puzzle piece circle

The emphasis of day habilitation is participation in the larger community. Most activities occur outside of the day habilitation walls. By participating as volunteers at various organizations, participants have daily opportunities to develop skills, including safe travel using public transportation and community integration.

child holding an inflatable guitar, other children stand around him, all wearing green MSA shirts

The Manhattan Star Academy’s mission is to provide high-quality services to your children and their families in a comprehensive, developmentally based program which focuses on the whole child. 

cartoon image of noises indicating a fight

A short-term training program that provides support to families dealing with challenging behaviors. Training is geared toward supporting caregivers in the home.

white icon of an ear on orange circle background

Audiology focuses on comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services for all areas of hearing impairments.

white icon of tooth with 2 roots on an aqua background

Dentistry focuses on oral care. Premier Healthcare specializes in providing routine dental services. Desensitization is available to patients who may be hesitant during dental visits.

parents and child holding hands

In-home respite provides families with a break from their daily routine. Trained staff provides scheduled care for a family member with a disability. This service gives the person new opportunities to develop greater independence. 

Pages