Staff training

zoom; slide of 2 people "As a DSP, my first allegiance is to the person I support; all other activities and functions I perform
Mon, September 28, 2020
YAI is partnering with the largest local social services agency and the largest urban university system in the country in a unique effort to prepare people for careers supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). In September, students interested in entering the profession began a 12-week training course at CUNY's Kingsborough Community College designed and taught by YAI staff.
Group of people from the YAI Management Development Training pose for photograph
Tue, October 01, 2019
On September 19, participants in YAI’s first-ever Management Development Program celebrated their graduation. Led by experts from Smergut Consulting, Rutgers University, and The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware, the year-long course was open to senior managers whom supervisors had identified as having the potential to transition into top leadership roles at the agency.
Three people stand in a kitchen, they appear to be doing food prep. There are some metal bowls in the foreground
Wed, August 28, 2019
Every year, YAI’s 4,000 employees help more than 20,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live more independent and meaningful lives. And, every summer and fall, these staff cultivate the next generation of I/DD professionals while demonstrating what it means to be a person-first agency.
Photograph of Dorian Chandler (L) and Sonja Williams (R)
Wed, November 29, 2017
Broomfield, CO: YAI Director of Training Sonja Williams was a featured speaker at the 2017 Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology in Colorado. Almost 500 people attended the event on November 2nd from all parts of the US, Canada and Great Britain. The annual conference, now in its 17th year, is uniquely focused on cognitive disabilities and technology.
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