YAI’s blog is broken into two different sections. “Ask the Experts” offers advice on everything I/DD related from a diverse range of YAI staff, including social workers, doctors, and DSPs. “Around YAI” provides a small taste of some of the incredible things staff and people we support do on a daily basis. Thanks for reading!
It was only appropriate that D.M. Camille Marshall’s introduction to YAI started as a volunteer assisting with the production of Romeo and Juliet featuring the people YAI supports at Manhattan Day Services.
When Rolston Thomside moved into YAI’s 22nd Street Residence in Brooklyn from the Brooklyn Developmental Center, staff knew very little about him. But his life began to change thanks to Ian Thomson and the 22nd Street team.
If you see Charles Hunter and Ellen Coren enjoying a meal together in Queens or just window shopping at the mall, chances are YAI's Stephen Middleton, a Direct Support Professional, will be there, too.