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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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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.

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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. Sessions focus on judgment, decision making, risk-taking, recognizing strengths, problem-solving, self-esteem, and self-advocacy. 

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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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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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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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In-home and community-based training program designed to empower mothers and fathers, who have a developmental disability, that need support in improving the parent-child relationship.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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In-home sexuality education and training is available for people ages 9 and up. Individual assessments and training plans provided. Topics covered include: the body, hygiene, puberty, personal identity, boundaries, abuse, relationships, and more.

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A short-term training program that provides support to families dealing with challenging behaviors. Training is geared toward supporting caregivers and direct services providers.

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

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