community services

Power to the Parents: Couple with I/DD Defies the Odds
Tue, February 25, 2020
To help people with I/DD retain their parental rights—and upend a disturbing trend--YAI launched the Parents with Special Needs (PWSN) program. Since 1995, PWSN has empowered parents through one-to-one instruction and community-based support and skills groups.
Shoulder to Shoulder - silhouette of 2 men standing next to each other
Thu, September 27, 2018
In response to the lack of resources offered to male caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), YAI launched the Shoulder to Shoulder program. Shoulder to Shoulder is a behavior management course offered to male-identifying caretakers residing in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx. In the evenings, men join in these workshops to build the necessary foundation to support their loved ones. Alongside a male behavior intervention specialist, participants...
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