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Allegheny YAP Named Exceptional Employer

Allegheny YAP Named Exceptional Employer

  • 3/9/2016 12:25:00 PM
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Recently YAP was honored at The Howard Levin Clubhouse 6th Employer Recognition Event. The clubhouse exists in Pittsburgh, PA as a welcoming community resource for adults with mental illness to come together for self-esteem building as well as vocational and social skills training. Recipients of the "Exceptional Employer Recognition Award" were chosen from clubhouse members who have gained meaningful paid or volunteer employment through a local agency, business, or private venture.Delaine, a clu...
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Free E-Book: "Autism: The Movement Perspective"

  • 5/21/2015 4:41:00 AM
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The research journal, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, has just published a free e-book titled “Autism: The Movement Perspective.” It is based on a special issue of their journal that came out in 2013, under the same name.Longtime YAP consultant Pat Amos' article, "Rhythm and Timing in Autism: learning to dance," is included in this e-book.Read more or download it here.
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YAP Individuals Support Caitlin's Smiles

YAP Individuals Support Caitlin's Smiles

  • 5/14/2015 5:51:00 AM
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During the month of March, individuals in Youth Advocate Program’s Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disability (ID/DD) programs put together over 500 craft kits for Harrisburg based non-profit, Caitlin’s Smiles. March was ID/DD Awareness month and YAP wanted to do something special in recognition. Lebanon County staff person, Heather Hoover, suggested Caitlin’s Smiles as an option to give back to the community. YAP Vice President, Jessica Carlton, and YAP National ID/DD Coordinator, ...
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YAP Celebrates Direct Support Professionals

YAP Celebrates Direct Support Professionals

  • 9/8/2014 4:00:00 AM
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September 7-13 is Direct Support Professional's week and YAP is honoring our employees who provide these services.Direct Support Professionals assist individuals with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to their community.  YAP is so proud of our Developmental Disabilities workers and how they extend voice, choice and ownership to the individuals they serve.  Check out the stories below to learn about some of the exciting work being done across the agency.Cheryl ClaarCongrat...
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