About the Organization
Since 1957, YAI has been a leader in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We believe everyone has a fundamental right to live, love, work, and learn. YAI is a person-centered organization with an enthusiastic staff thats committed to implementing this philosophy throughout each of our programs and services. YAI's team of 4,000 employees supports more than 20,000 children and adults throughout New York City, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties. This includes residential homes, day habilitation services, supported employment, and community habilitation programs, as well as the Manhattan STAR Academy, iHOPE, and Premier HealthCare. We provide a comprehensive scope of services delivered by staff that is specially trained to care for the I/DD community. Services Include Information & referral; school-age programs; family support services; primary and specialty healthcare, mental health and rehabilitation services; day services; employment training and placement; residential services.
Members of the YAI Network include:
- YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities
- Premier HealthCare
- Manhattan Star Academy
- Rockland County Association for People with Disabilities
- National Institute for People with Disabilities of New Jersey
About the Community
There are many group homes around 4 of the 5 NYC boroughs. Premier HealthCare has 5 clinics: One in Midtown Manhattan, 2 in Brooklyn, one in Bayside, Queen, and one in Pelham Bay, the Bronx. Within the clinics are Article 28 and Article 16 offerings.