YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

Sherri Shepherd’s son was born prematurely at 5 1/2 months. He was developmental delays and was told he’d never be able to run. The actress and co-host of The View found hope with YAI Network, an nonprofit organization that works with disabled people and their families, and connecting them with school and developmental programs.

Shepherd appeared on CBS’ The Early Show recently to promote YAI and their Central Park Challenge to raise money.

“The love that they showed my son, I can’t even describe that,” she said.
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

* Jaden rallies for autism services at City Hall
Families, Children and Providers Rally in Support of City’s $1.5 Million Autism Initiative
May 25, 2010
The YAI Network will join staff from more than 20 … Read more
* Carol Gray & Dr. Philip H. Levy
Carol Gray on Strategies for Working with People with Autism
May 24, 2010
Carol Gray, Director of The Gray Center for Social… Read more
* Jaden, a little boy who has autism
Celebrating the Present, Preparing for the Future
May 24, 2010
By now, most people in the YAI Autism Community ar… Read more

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YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities

Since 1957, YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities (YAI/NIPD) has been a pioneer in life-adjustment, transitional and community-based services for people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families. YAI/NIPD serves people with disabilities and their families throughout the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island and Westchester County. Visit our Careers site to search job openings at YAI/NIPD.
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One of seven agencies comprising the YAI Network, YAI/NIPD provides community-based supported living options, day services, family support, recreation, employment training and placement, home health care, information and referral, skills training, case management and camping and travel. In short, every service that people with developmental disabilities need to succeed.

CEO Dr. Phil Levy on The View!

Through our award-winning services, trainings, conferences and advocacy, YAI/NIPD has helped to lead a revolution — professionalizing the field, transforming the public’s perception and championing human rights: to live one’s unique life; to determine the course of that life; to make a difference; and to participate in the community.

For more information about YAI Network or to obtain services, call 1-866-2-YAI-LINK.
YAI/NIPD in the News

New York Nonprofit Press, Oct. 21, 2008, “Leadership Transition at YAI”
http://www.nynp.biz/index.php/people/79-leadership-transition-at-yai-

The New York Times, June 1, 2008, “For People With Down Syndrome, Longer Life Has Complications”

The New York Times, Aug. 12, 2008, “Caring for a Special Needs Child Can Be Difficult for Business Travelers”
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/business/12special.html?scp=16&sq=Philip%20H.%20Levy&st=cse

The New York Times, April 20, 2006, “Learning to Savor a Full Life, Love Life Included”
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/20/us/20romance.html?_r=1&scp=18&sq=Philip%20H.%20Levy&st=cse

The Daily News, Feb. 19, 2003, “Hole New World for Disabled”
http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/ny_local/2003/02/19/2003-02-19_hole_new_world_for_disabled.html

The New York Times, April 2, 2000, “Neighbors Open Arms to New Group Home”
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/04/02/nyregion/neighbors-open-arms-to-new-group-home.html?scp=1&sq=YAI%20+%20Glebe%20Ave.&st=cse

The Daily News, March 21, 1999, Hope & Help for Disabled
http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/ny_local/1999/03/21/1999-03-21_hope_-___help_for_disabled.html

YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Obtains Favorable Settlement in Washington Heights Condo Lawsuit
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/05-14-2007/0004587784&EDATE=MON+May+14+2007,+01:35+PM

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