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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

OPWDD eligibility and residing at home with family are required to enroll in this service.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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A short-term, in-home based training program dedicated to helping caregivers manage their child's/family member's challenging behaviors.

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

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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.

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Medical social work helps patients resolve social and psychosocial issues related to illness and disability. Assistance offered includes short term case management, crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy.

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Neurology focuses on the treatment of diseases affecting the nervous and neuromuscular systems, including the brain and spinal cord.

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These services are provided by a registered dietitian (certified nutritionist) under the supervision of a physician. Before any nutrition service is scheduled, a Nutrition Service Referral Form must be completed by the patient’s primary care provider, this allows for patients to receive a comprehensive initial evaluation reviewing medical, surgical, and weight history along with relevant blood work to assess their specific nutritional needs. The nutritionist will work with patients and family on an ongoing basis to provide counseling and nutrition education.

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Occupational therapy (OT) is effective in treating a patient’s sensorimotor, oral-motor, perceptual, neuromusculoskeletal functioning, cognitive and psychosocial components to improve functional performance and/or prevent regression. OT helps patients in areas of performance including basic and instrumental activities of daily living, health management, work and productive activities, community reintegration, and physical leisure participation for improvement of health. 

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Ophthalmologists focus on disorders of the eye. An ophthalmologist can prescribe glasses when necessary.

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Physical therapy (PT) is effective in treating patients' muscle strength, coordination, range of motion, endurance, balance, gait, pain, and muscle tone to improve functional performance and/or prevent regression. PT helps patients' areas of performance including safety during ambulation, transfers, positioning, orthotic and prosthetic training and fitting, and wheelchair management. ​

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