About the Center for Professional Development

Center for Professional Development

YAI's Center for Professional Development offers in-person and web-based training for those who work with people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. We are renowned for providing extensive and cutting edge workshops, resources and education to caregivers, clinicians and other professionals. Our hands-on training programs are an invaluable asset for those working in the human services field.

Gain professional skills or complete a mandated training. The Center for Professional Development offers curriculum and workshops in a variety of areas including: Foundational Teaching skills; Working with People who have Dual Diagnosis; Strategies for Working with Seniors and People with Complex Needs; Supporting the Social and Sexual Lives of Adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). See our current workshops.

Approved Provider for Continuing Education for Licensed Social Workers
Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0171. 

YAI Training Store

YAI DVDs, manuals and video on demand are created to meet the needs of staff who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities every day. We use real-life scenarios to demonstrate to learners ways to ensure the delivery of high-quality support.

Purchase our training materials in the YAI Training Store today.

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Our trainers are available to meet the specific needs of your team. We come to you! Learn more about what we can do for you.

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Like everything else we do at YAI, our trainings are person-centered. Discover more about what "person-centered" means in this one-minute video.