Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP)

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YAI's Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) is a series of 12-week group sessions, providing the opportunity for adults, 18 or older, to learn and develop skills in a group setting. Sessions focus on judgment, decision making, risk-taking, recognizing strengths, problem-solving, self-esteem, and self-advocacy. Weekly topics include money management, community safety, self-care, friendships, and relationships.

The course runs once a week in the late afternoon to the early evening for two and a half hours. A light snack is provided. The course covers topics such as: 

  • budgeting
  • health & nutrition 
  • decision making 
  • problem solving
  • community & internet safety 
  • stress management
  • and other topics to help participants make strides towards independence

Registration is required by submitting the application form, including supporting documentation (see application for more details).

OPWDD eligibility and residing at home with family are required to enroll in this service.


Transportation provided?:


For more information about applying for Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP), please call YAI LINK at 212.273.6182