Non-Medicaid Skills Training

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Trained specialists provide individualized skills training in the home and the community. YAI's Skills Training program for people with autism emphasizes building on existing strengths and setting and achieving specific goals. The program also focuses on flexibility and choice. Program attendees collaborate one-to-one with Direct Support Professionals to work toward their personal objectives. This program is for those who don’t have Medicaid or have Medicaid but not the Medicaid Waiver.

Samples trainings. (But you may choose something else!)

  • How to make friends and socialize
  • How to let people know your thoughts and needs
  • How to manage money, make change, and pay bills
  • How to travel on public transportation
  • How to be safe in the community
  • How to speak up for yourself
  • How to pursue personal interests or hobbies
  • How to respond to change

Must been live at home with family in Queens, and have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis.


For more information about applying for Non-Medicaid Skills Training, please call YAI LINK at 212.273.6182