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YAI's psychosocial evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of a person's history from birth until the present time. The assessment information is gathered from the parent/guardian and previous evaluations. The psychosocial details areas such as family composition, history of disability (if there is one), educational, social, medical and mental health histories, and activities of daily living. The goal of the evaluation is to provide the family/guardian/residence with supportive resources that could aid in the person's growth and achievement of goals.

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Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to encourage communication of conflicts and insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth. Individual, collateral, family, and group therapy are offered. 

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Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) is a clinical service that offers assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders. The therapist determines the speech, language, cognitive communication and feeding/swallowing needs of patients along with the best ways to treat them.

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Residential services are provided in NYC, Long Island, Weschester county, Rockland county and some parts of New Jersey. Options include 24 hour supervised residences and less than 24 hour supportive residences. 

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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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Project Grown-Up prepares a parent for dealing with issues around their child's physiological development. The group training sessions assist parents in addressing the interpersonal and autonomy issues of relationships and sexuality with their children.

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Diagnostic evaluations to determine the presence or absence of autism spectrum disorders through YAI's Autism Center and the Center for Specialty Therapy. The Autism Center also provides private pay neuropsychological evaluations to determine a person's levels of functioning in a variety of areas.

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Friday Night Live is a weekly socialization program for young adults aged 18-27 living at home. Activities provide opportunities for socialization, relationship building and the development of social skills and independence. Activities occur on site as well as at various community locations and include dinners out, bowling, movies, etc.

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A weekly program held in Rockland County for adults (21+). It offers the opportunity for participants to socialize and bowl in a non-competitive environment. It takes place at a local bowling alley on Sunday mornings from September to May. Bowlers pay a weekly league fee.

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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.

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After hours recreation program for adults.

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Based in NYC, participants can be from any of the 5 boroughs. Takes place 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.

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

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WOW is an innovative arts program that provides opportunities for adults aged 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities to advance their creative voice and become working artists.

Program currently runs Monday to Thursday 10 AM - 3 PM

The emphasis of this part time day habilitation is participation in the larger community and preparing for employment. By participating as volunteers at various organizations, participants have opportunities to develop work skills. Participants must be diagnosed with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorder and be able to travel independently.

Psychiatrists provide diagnostic and/or medication management services. EFMNY does not offer emergency psychiatric services. Person does not need to have Medicaid to receive this service.

FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL: 212.677.8550

Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental and emotional disorders through the use of psychological techniques designed to help with communication of conflicts and look into problems; with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.

FOR APPOINTMENTS CALL: 212.677.8550

The YAI Network has been awarded a grant from the Department of Transportation to provide a comprehensive Travel Training program to agencies across New York City.  This program has four components: 

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Weekly adult (21+) socialization program providing social and recreational activities, relationship building, and social skills development.

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