LINK: Your Connection to Services

LINK is the information and referral department for the YAI Network. We provide the latest information on resources and supports that make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.

Find a YAI Service

How can LINK help you?

Call 212.273.6182 or email us at link [at]

Our knowledgeable and professional LINK Information Specialists understand the needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families and can help you find the right service for the goals you have in mind. 

Want to know more?
Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Review our Eligibility FAQ or take our short Eligibility Survey to find out if you are likely eligible for YAI services funded through the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Be sure to check out our list of LINK Resources, which includes supports and services available outside of YAI and also our Acronym Guide which can help you wade through the alphabet soup in the I/DD field.

Invite us to attend community events, meetings, fairs, and conferences. We are happy to share our resources at vendor tables or through presentations.

Attend one of our free workshops.

Search YAI Services

Discover more about the wide range of services that YAI provides to support people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) as they live, love, work, and learn in their communities. For more information on all the services provided by YAI and its affiliates, please visit our "Search YAI Services" page.


What is OPWDD, where to start and what is eligibility?
What is needed to apply for OPWDD eligibility?