Every Child Shines at Manhattan Star Academy
March 3, 2014
At the Manhattan Star Academy, which serves school-age children with a wide range of learning challenges and styles, each child is recognized as unique, learning is individualized and labels are left at the door. First article
Advocacy Alert: Responding to the Proposed NY State Budget
February 11, 2014
With the recent release of Governor Cuomo’s proposed 2014-2015 budget, it has become clear that advocacy will once again play a critical role this year at the local, state and federal levels. First article
Our Top 10 Stories From 2013
December 30, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, we'd like to share our Top 10 Stories from throughout our network. We've made great strides in bringing our mission of living, loving and working to life. Of course, we have more work ahead in 2014. First article
Self Advocates In-Action
February 1, 2014
Contributor: Car'Melo Grau
The winter 2014 issue of our New York City Self Advocates' newsletter features a tribute to Tom Dern, our C.O.O. who passed away unexpectedly in December.
Eight at the Summit
January 31, 2014
Contributor: Ismael Nunez
A group of eight YAI Self-Advocates made their return to the annual Leadership Summit for more than 450 managers throughout YAI and its member agencies.
Helping Others Improve Themselves
December 25, 2013
Contributor: Emily Kushner
Bringing in the mail was one of Emily Kushner's earliest routines. Now years later, she explains why this was so important and how our Asperger's Skill Building Network is helping her find what had been missing in her life.
- Community Based Programming
March 5, 2014
YAI's Community Based Programming is building independence and confidence, as individuals we support gain valuable work skills at different volunteer sites, as well as enrich the lives of others. Get a first-hand account of the program from the individuals themselves, staff, parents and administrators. First article
- A Tribute to Tom Dern
January 27, 2014
The extended YAI family suffered a profound loss on December 9th, 2013 with the passing of Thomas A. Dern. Tom, our Chief Operating Officer, was a cherished colleague and formative leader whose contribution to the agency and the field is hard to overstate. He is missed by many and we thank him for all he did for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. First article
- From the Bottom of Our Hearts ...
November 19, 2013
A special message from parents to our staff. First article
Featured Service Openings
- YAI, Inc. Board Appoints Matthew Sturiale Interim CEO; Stephen Freeman to Step Down as CEO of YAI
February 19, 2014New York, NY, February 19, 2014 -- The Board of Tr...
- The Corporate Source Makes Winning Return for 15th Season at US Open
August 28, 2013The Corporate Source, a YAI network member providi...
- Thousands Expected at June 1 Central Park Challenge
May 28, 2013Media Advisory for Saturday, June 1event, rain or ...
- Autism Family Support Series
January 15, 2014
April 29, 2014
An ongoing array of support groups for caregivers of people on the autism spectrum.
- Latino Conference
March 18, 2014
This free, one-day health care conference will be entirely in Spanish and will include presenters from throughout YAI and other experts in the field.
- 2014 International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
April 28, 2014
May 1, 2014
Designing the future for people with disabilities