Latest News on YAI Network's COVID-19 Response


IMPORTANT UPDATE (3/19/20): YAI visitation guidelines.


As we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 emergency, please know that keeping the people we support and our staff healthy remains our top priority. We will provide regular updates on this page as the situation changes. YAI and its affiliates have put together a task force addressing the landscape and making decisions based on recommendations from regional authorities. We are carefully stocking our programs with food, household supplies, and other items, and are making emergency plans to meet a range of contingencies.

Visit our COVID-19 Resource Database to find resources and information to support people with I/DD, their caregivers, and staff.

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Program and Agency Closures

Please keep in mind that this information is subject to change at any time as the situation evolves.

Residential Programs

All YAI residential programs remain fully staffed and open.

Day & Employment Programs

All YAI day programs are closed.

Premier HealthCare

All dental, podiatry, ophthalmology, and audiology services are suspended until further notice.

For neurology, medical, and psychiatry, psychosocial evaluations, psychological (vineland only), psychotherapy, and Speech Therapy we are offering telehealth and telephonic appointments.

Premier HealthCare is primarily using telehealth services at this time. Please call 212.273.6272 to discuss any other appointment options, confirm appointments, or ask other questions.

Community & Family Services

START, community habilitation, and family support in-home programs are still operating remotely.


For information about other resources and recommendations, please reach out to LINK at 212.273.6182 or email link [at]


All NIPD/NJ residental programs remain fully staffed and open.

All other programs are closed until further notice.

YAI staff can visit YAI Connect for resources during this emergency.

last updated: 4/8/20