This database is of resources most commonly referred to when someone calls the LINK department. Search resources using the search box, or target resources by categories and tags listed to the right. YAI does not intimately know all the programs on this list. Availability and service changes are beyond our control. If you are trying to understand what an acronym might mean, check out our Acronym Guide. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel free to call us at 212.273.6182.
The New Jersey Self-Advocacy Project, a program of The Arc of New Jersey, created an infographic on dental hygiene basics. This infographic explains how and when to brush your teeth, flossing, mouthwash, and limited sugary and acidic food and drinks.
In-home sexuality education and training is available for Queens residents ages 9 and up. Individual assessments and training plans provided. Topics covered include: the body, hygiene, puberty, personal identity, boundaries, abuse, relationships, and more. For more information contact LINK at 212.273.6182.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Their goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance. They provide information and resources on a variety of topics, including understanding a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, daily living skills, special education, transitioning to adulthood, and recreation programs.
The NJ Supports Program & Community Care Program Policies and Procedures guide provides information for New Jersey residents on obtaining services through DDD. The Supports Program and Community Care Program were developed by the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), which provides public funding for certain services that assist eligible New Jersey adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, age 21 and older, to live as independently as possible.
The Arc of New Jersey provides webinars on planning for adult life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their website also includes an archive of previous webinars to watch at your convenience.
This group offers adults the opportunity to learn social and dating skills in a structured setting. Monthly events are open to people who are 18 and older living at home with their family in Manhattan and are eligible for OPWDD services.
The Birds and the Bees has created sexual safety handouts as part of their Sexual Safety Series. The handouts provide information on ending sexual violence, sexually concerning behaviors, sex education, online safety, sexual abuse, and where to get help.