Fri, March 20, 2020
Social stories can be used with adults and children; they are a tool to help provide directions and examples of appropriate ways to respond to social situations. The goal of a social story is to illustrate and clarify expectations while building skills such as coping and emotional regulation. Social stories provide framework and should serve as a clear example of expected behaviors. Social stories consist of directive sentences (sentences that tell a person what to do) and descriptive sentences (sentences describing the situation).
Thu, March 19, 2020
Navigating how to explain COVID-19 to someone with I/DD and the swift changes to everyday life can be overwhelming. At YAI, we believe that the people with I/DD should be treated with dignity, respect, and honesty. We recommend that caregivers take a calm and matter-of-fact approach to explain what COVID-19 is and how to prevent it.
Tue, August 13, 2019
As YAI Headquarters prepares to relocate, staff at Premier HealthCare and YAI’s Center for Specialty Therapy (CST) are making sure that the people they support are equally prepared. The move, which facilitates YAI’s evolution into a more modern and agile organization, will take place over Labor Day weekend and will transition YAI’s administrative offices as well as the Manhattan offices for Premier and CST from Tenth Avenue to the East Side.
Wed, March 24, 2010
Great news! Carol Gray, the Director of The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a member of the YAI Autism Advisory Council, will present at YAI’s 31st Annual International Conference. Carol developed Social Stories , her trademarked strategies that are used worldwide with children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. An internationally recognized author and presenter, Carol Gray will present a lively activity-based full-day...