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.
Also known as "family support guides", these directories list services available for people with a developmental disability and/or their families. In order to use many of these services, the person with a developmental disability must live with his or her family in the borough the service is offered.
Directory of I/DD Specialized Clinics list clinical locations available for people with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD). Insurances accepted will vary from clinic to clinic. Most will take straight Medicaid, but please contact clinics directly for more information.
An interdisciplinary team of behavioral intervention specialists and social workers provide information and referral, advocacy, short-term crisis counseling and/or in-home behavioral interventions. This is provided to stabilize familial relationships, maintain the integrity of the family unit, and promote functional behavior.
Staffed with professionals from the medical, social work, vocational counseling and psychological professions, The Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York (EFMNY) provides a wide variety of services and supports to persons with epilepsy, their families, and the community.
The Association for Children with Down Syndrome's services are designed with the person in mind. All of their activities – educational, recreational, therapeutic, social – focus on the unique characteristics and abilities of the person they are serving, with one goal - to help that person develop to their full potential.
Crisis intervention aims to reduce the intensity of a person's emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral reactions to a crisis, to help people return to their level of functioning before the crisis, and assist the family unit to maintain a stable environment within the home.
OPWDD’s Family Care program provides community-based residential housing in certified private homes for people with developmental disabilities. By providing the support, guidance and companionship of a family, the Family Care program fosters a caring and stable home environment for children, adolescents, and adults. Family Care uses certified private homes to provide residential services to people of all ages who are developmentally disabled and unable to live independently in the community.