Hire a YAI Trainer

YAI’s Center for Professional Development is staffed with experts in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our trainers have developed a wide array of workshops and have created innovative and interactive curriculum, training manuals, and support tools currently being used by providers in New York State and around the country. 

Our Professional Development Trainers are available to meet the specific needs of your team. We come to you!

A YAI Trainer can support your team on topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Crisis Prevention
  • Leadership Development 
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Communication Skills
  • Skill Development and Enhancement
  • Clinical Skills 
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Understanding I/DD
  • Cultural Competence
  • Sexuality

We can customize or develop a training experience that meets your organization’s needs.

Training Packages

Package Pricing

  • Half-day courses $1,000.00-$1,200.00*
  • Full-day courses $1,600.00-$3,000.00*

*Pricing is contingent on the number of participants in the class. Prices are exclusive of travel costs when outside the New York metro area.


  • A 50% non-refundable deposit must be received before a training package is confirmed. Payment balance must be received in full at least 10 business days prior to the start of the training.

Please contact us at 212.273.6589 or trainingstore [at] yai.org for an extensive list of our trainings.