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  • Finding His Way at MSA
    November 28, 2015
    Christine Grounds and her husband, John Mir, knew their son Nicholas would need a supportive, nurturing environment for his education. They found it at the YAI network. First article
  • A Mother's Words to State Legislators
    November 28, 2015
    Bernice Polinsky, a member of YAI's Family Advisory Council, provides the perspective of parents of adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities when she spoke at a recent Legislative Breakfast in Long Island. First article
  • 'Always Up for a Challenge'
    November 27, 2015
    There's Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and don't forget #GivingTuesday. Sharing our continuing story of Nicholas Mir, an inspirational student, at our Manhattan Star Academy. 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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