YAI Autism Center Expertise Creates Exciting New Partnerships

Wed, February 24, 2010

For more than 50 years, long before autism was a household term, the YAI Network has continuously pioneered services and therapies for people of all ages with autism spectrum disorder. This longstanding expertise for people on the spectrum and their families has created two important new partnerships.

Earlier this month, Dr. Charles Cartwright, Director of the YAI Autism Center, served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Scientific Review Study Section in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cartwright reviewed research applications and met with leading figures in the world on autism research. This distinction reflects as much on Dr. Cartwright's standing as an opinion leader in the field of autism as it does on YAI's committment to remaining at the forefront of innovation.

“It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about new and exciting research in the field of autism,” said Dr. Cartwright.

Serving people with autism and other disabilities in their communities is a top priority for the YAI Network. Now, in order to provide high-quality education to students with autism in the community, the Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem has partnered with the YAI Autism Center to develop an outreach and screening program to identify children with autism who can flourish in the school.

“We are privileged to be working with Dr. Charles Cartwright,” the school announced in its newsletter. “We expect to expand our partnership with YAI in the future to include additional services for our students and their families.”