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Front page of the Spring 2019 Self Advocate Newsletter
Wed, July 24, 2019
This quarter's highlights include: Tony Award Winner with a Disability | YAI's Central Park Challenge | Terry's Graduation | YAI Latino Conference for People with Disabilities and more...
Front page of the Spring 2019 Self Advocate Newsletter
Fri, April 26, 2019
This quarter's highlights include: YAI Artists Showcase Their Work | I Have a Disability, But I am Learning to Cook for Myself | Interview with Jessica Presedo, from Food Bank For New York City | My Trip to Albany | and more...
Angela with her speech and support staff Christine Francis and Emily Giovinazzo
Tue, April 09, 2019
On April 5, Angela Chan, who volunteers through YAI’s Elmsford Day Hab, received Volunteer New York!’s first ever Transformation Award. The award was given at the 39th Volunteer Spirit Awards at the Westchester Marriot in Tarrytown, New York to honor volunteers who have overcome personal challenges through their volunteer work.
A group of people walking at the Central Park Challenge with one person waving
Fri, February 01, 2019
On June 1, this one-of-a-kind event will bring together people of all abilities to walk, run, have fun, and see beyond disabilities. Hosted at Central Park’s 72nd Street Bandshell, the event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.
Two men mixing cake batter
Tue, July 26, 2016
Meet Derreck Johnson, one of YAI's wonderful volunteers ! Originally from the Bahamas, Derreck is 27 years old and holds a master's in psychology from NYU. He discovered YAI by chance — while walking down the street one day, he saw a pamphlet in a window and decided to walk in on a whim. After filling out an application, completing interviews, and clearing background checks, he was able to join the YAI team! Nine months later, Derreck continues to enrich the lives of people who live in YAI's...
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