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See Me as a Part of Your Community

See Me as a Part of Your Community

  • 3/29/2018 9:40:00 AM
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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities’ (NACDD) theme for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March 2018 is SEE ME FOR ME.  SEE ME FOR ME means looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability. The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of individuals wit...
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See Me As Your Neighbor

See Me As Your Neighbor

  • 3/22/2018 9:05:00 AM
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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and to celebrate YAP is joining The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) in their "SEE ME FOR ME" campaign.  This week's feature is on education and the call to "See Me as Your Neighbor."  The Johnson* family is a family of four from Somerset, PA. In February, heavy rains caused their trailer roof to leak and the family moved to a hotel until they can tackle the large...
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Ryan:  See Me As Your Coworker

Ryan: See Me As Your Coworker

  • 3/15/2018 8:40:00 AM
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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and to celebrate YAP is joining The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) in their "SEE ME FOR ME" campaign.  This week's feature is on education and the call to "See Me as Your Coworker."  Ryan Leppo received the male Employee of the Year Award at the annual “Work With Us” Banquet on October 19 2017 in Lebanon County, PA. Ryan was chosen for this award by ...
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Morgan:  See Me As Your Classmate

Morgan: See Me As Your Classmate

  • 3/8/2018 9:40:00 AM
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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and to celebrate YAP is joining The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) in their "SEE ME FOR ME" campaign.  This week's feature is on education and the call to "See Me as Your Classmate."  Morgan Fern is a college student working toward an Activity Director degree at Harrisburg Area Community College’s campus in Lebanon PA.  Morgan, a young woman from Myer...
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New Study on Individuals with Autism Served by YAP Finds Support for Relational Approach

New Study on Individuals with Autism Served by YAP Finds Support for Relational Approach

  • 4/20/2016 8:37:00 AM
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James Conroy, PhD, and Robin Ferris of the Center for Outcome Analysis (“COA”) conducted a pilot study of 128 young people who received services from Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (“YAP”) related to their autism spectrum disorder diagnoses.  COA set out to answer two main questions:  “Are the youth who participate in the YAP better off ? If so, in what way(s) and to what degree?” To answer these questions, COA used a survey instrument to measure Quality of Life (QOL) responses from young Y...
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