Mon, April 27, 2020
YAI is having significant success using a crisis support model that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) cope with behavioral health challenges in their homes and avoid hospitalization or arrest. Over the past four years, YAI has used START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Resources, and Treatment) to serve nearly 600 individuals and their families across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens.
Tue, August 06, 2019
Vanessa Alicea and her son are no strangers to the stress and frustration that comes with trying to communicate during a crisis. Diagnosed with autism as a toddler, Alicea’s son has often struggled to convey his emotions and needs in a way his mother could understand.
Thu, June 27, 2019
While it’s true that change is the one constant in life, that doesn’t make it easy. For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), embracing...
Wed, December 19, 2018
A few weeks ago, Project GROW Supervisor Elizabeth Asen shared Part One of behavior management techniques and activities that may help families create structure and routine during school breaks. Below you will find Part Two. Have you tried any of the tips? Feel free to comment on our Facebook page or email communications [at] yai.org , and we will feature your stories on our website. Break Management Tips for Families with I/DD: Continue communication with friends. Provide opportunities for...
Mon, November 19, 2018
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! The holidays are fast approaching, and while many families look forward to having their children home, for some families, creating structure and maintaining routine during school breaks can be daunting. In YAI’s Project GROW program , we focus on behavior management techniques for caregivers that have children with developmental disabilities of all ages. Our curriculum is created to promote positive parenting techniques, encourage families to plan ahead, and support...