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  • A Tribute to Fathers
    June 21, 2015
    In honor of Father's Day, we'd like to share a profile of two Dads who share their thoughts on raising a child with special needs. First article
  • A Special Role for Preschoolers
    June 18, 2015
    Thanks to a partnership with Bank of America, two students from NYL's Roosevelt Children's Center participated recently in the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. First article
  • Autism and Social Connections
    June 1, 2015
    Anna Schechter, LMSW, Supervisor of our Hankering for More socialization program, finds it's not that individuals with autism don't want to connect. The truth is that they may not want to connect with others in the black-and-white way we usually think about connection. First article


  • So Who's Normal?
    November 15, 2014
    Contributor: Marissa Meleske
    She's defied the doctor's expectations and has never been treated by her family 'like a china doll." Our newest Voices Blogger Marissa Meleske describes her purpose in life.
    First article
  • Great Expectations or None at All
    October 24, 2014
    Contributor: Keith Murfee-DeConcini
    Regardless of the economy, the employment expectations for people with IDD remain relatively unchanged.
    First article
  • Taking Away the Right to Vote
    October 17, 2014
    Contributor: Keith Murfee-DeConcini
    As we near the upcoming national election, there looms an unfathomable barrier to people with disabilities as they seek to exercise their most basic and important right as Americans: the right to vote.
    First article


  • Changing the World Is a Walk in the Park
    May 27, 2015
    Join us on Saturday, June 6 at YAI and Broadview Networks Central Park Challenge and create opportunities for living, loving, working & learning. First article
  • Markel Brown Scores High at YAI with NYL's Pre-School Team
    May 27, 2015
    Special moments shared with Markel Brown and NYL's Greenpoint pre-schoolers. First article
  • What Makes You Proud?
    January 28, 2015
    Staff from throughout the YAI Network share their pride about their work. First article

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