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YAI to Host Annual Autism Conference May 20 and Conferencia Latina June 3
Both Conferences to be Livestreamed for the First Time Ever

YAI is pleased to announce that two of our major conferences, our Autism Conference and Conferencia Latina, will go live online on Wednesday, May 20, and Wednesday, June 3, respectively. Both conferences are possible through continued funding and collaboration with the New York City Council’s Autism Initiative.

YAI’s Autism Conference promises to be a two-hour event full of inspiration, education, and a Keynote to be delivered by Chantal Sicile-Kira, autism advocate and author. Sicile-Kira's presentation, Greatly I Dream...Keeping Sight of the Dream Even When Daylight Comes, will dive into the experiences of supporting her son’s growth into a self-sustaining adult.

The Conferencia Latina will also be a two-hour event entirely in Spanish that focuses on helping Spanish-speaking people in the intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) community connect with others and understand the resources available to them.

YAI’s Autism Conference
What: YAI’s Autism Conference 
When: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 11-1 pm EDT
Where: Online, register at

YAI’s Conferencia Latina
What: YAI’s 16th-Annual Conferencia Latina
When: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 11-1 pm EDT 
Where: Online, register at

For more information on these events, our partnerships that have made these events possible, or YAI’s commitment to the I/DD community, please reach out to Kittu Pannu at

Founded in 1957 as the Young Adult Institute, YAI remains at the forefront of an extraordinary movement aimed at empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. YAI and its network of affiliate agencies offer children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services. YAI is committed to seeing beyond disability, providing opportunities for people to live, love, work, and learn in their communities. YAI’s 4,000 employees provide supportive housing, education, medical, dental, and mental health care, job training, community integration, and social enrichment for more than 20,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in downstate New York, northern New Jersey, and California.

Kamana Shrestha
Media Relations Manager, YAI