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The emphasis of day habilitation (day hab) is participation in the larger community. When people spend too much time alone, they can become withdrawn and isolated. Being part of a vibrant community engaged in shared pursuits is key to every person’s wellbeing, no matter their ability. Day hab programs at YAI offer people with disabilities a ready-made peer community that engages in skills-building, recreation, and volunteer activities in the neighborhood. They also provide easy access to other forms of support and a pathway to pre-vocational and employment training.

In addition to traditional day hab, YAI offers several Without Walls (WOW) programs whose services are integrated within communities. WOW offers individualized and group activities designed to teach life and community safety skills, build relationships, promote independence, provide volunteer opportunities, and build vocational skills. The focus is on each person's strengths while participating in the larger community.

YAI offers traditional day habilitation in New York City, Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland counties. Day programs run six hours a day on weekdays year-round.

Applicants must have OPWDD eligibility and be age 21+.

Interested in applying or learning more? 
Call 212.273.6182 or submit our Getting Started form.

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