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Training for Caregivers

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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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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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.

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. 


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.


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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A safe space for male caregivers of people with developmental disabilities.

Are you a male caregiver of a person with a developmental disability? Come and join other caregivers to learn techniques to improve behaviors and interactions ... shoulder to shoulder.

Topics Include: 

  • Understanding Family Roles and Structure
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors
  • Promoting Positive Communication
  • Empowering the Male Caregiver
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Mindfulness is a way of relating directly to whatever is happening in your life, meeting your experience skillfully, and with an open heart. This training will focus on using mindfulness-based techniques to reduce stress and promote emotional and mental well-being.

The training course is open to people ages 17 and up with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and will be supported by YAI staff and each other.


YAI ARTS is an innovative arts program in New York City for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities looking to develop their creative voice and become working artists.

Operating as an open studio, YAI ARTS champions individual self expression, encouraging artists to work with the media and topics of their choosing. Artists receive mentorship, portfolio development, access to materials, workshops, art critiques, and field trips to galleries and museums.

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Introducing Cultural Connections, your one-stop shop for entertainment in New York. We are your source for Broadway shows, museums, sporting events, concerts, and area casinos. With one call, we can plan and execute an unforgettable experience, including admission to great attractions, and we even take care of dining reservations and provide accessible transportation.