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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 7:37:00 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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Allegheny YAP Named Exceptional Employer

Allegheny YAP Named Exceptional Employer

  • 3/9/2016 11:25:00 AM
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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 3:41:00 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 4:51:00 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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