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YAP BSC/MT Wins 2nd Place in Writing Contest

YAP BSC/MT Wins 2nd Place in Writing Contest

  • 4/3/2017 4:01:00 PM
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Adams County (PA) Licensed Behavior Specialist Abigail W. James, MA, has recently demonstrated that working with children on the autism spectrum is not her only professional skill. Abbie was just awarded second place in the 2017 Central PA Magazine Writing Contest jointly sponsored by WITF and York College. Abbie's story, Salt and Pepper, was selected for this honor based on a review by a team of distinguished judges of 145 qualifying entries. Salt and Pepper is a beautifully written short story...
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York County Brothers Blazing a Trail to a Successful Future

York County Brothers Blazing a Trail to a Successful Future

  • 12/22/2016 10:44:00 AM
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York County brothers Amir and Censare have a lot of odds stacked against them.  They reside with an older brother, David Osgood, who is their kinship foster care parent.  David is only five or six years older than Censare and Amir but "stepped up" so that his brothers could be together and live with family.  The adjustment hasn’t been easy.  Censare was briefly in respite following his first “You’re not my Dad” altercation with David.  However, they were reunited and remain together.In addit...
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My Life Changing Experience

  • 10/14/2016 8:59:00 AM
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Hello…My name is Lottie. I was a part of a program called the YAP Truancy Program in Pittsburgh. During my time in the program, I learned things that I never knew, seen, or heard about before. I learned to love myself and others by just being there and lighting a place with my smile or tears. I came from nothing to be something and I have my mind made up. I got involved in this program in my 11 grade year of high school which was a very difficult time for me to get up on time for school. I had ...
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Youth, Students and Advocates Learn New Street Soccer Skills

Youth, Students and Advocates Learn New Street Soccer Skills

  • 9/27/2016 1:48:00 PM
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Our Street Soccer team provided a training yesterday to Lebanon (PA) YAP staff, youth, and students from Lebanon Valley College. Together, they plan to introduce the sport to the Lebanon community at a December street soccer tournament at LVC."Our kids loved it," said Program Director Bob Swanson. "Despite their insistence that they don't play soccer, many remained after the event to keep playing!"Many thanks to Jay, Diana, and David who have been working hard at spreading the joy of street socc...
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Susquehanna County 5K Autism Walk/Run

Susquehanna County 5K Autism Walk/Run

  • 7/28/2016 10:36:00 AM
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Susquehanna County YAP will be holding an Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run & Family Fun day on August 6 from 9am to 1pm.   Come out to the Route 11 Hallstead Ballfield to enjoy music, food, activities and more! VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE OR REGISTER FOR THE RACE Date:  Aug 6, 2016  9am - 1pmRace Time Start:  9am (registration 8-845am)Registration Fee:  $20Kids Run is FREE! Proceeds will go to the Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education and Autism Needs and Resources Funds.  
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