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YAP Celebrates Direct Support Professionals

YAP Celebrates Direct Support Professionals

  • 9/8/2014 3:00:00 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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Autism Research Projects - YAP Families and Staff are Invited to Participate

Autism Research Projects - YAP Families and Staff are Invited to Participate

  • 7/23/2014 9:34:00 AM
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Rutgers UniversityDr. Elizabeth Torres of Rutgers University studies autism as a sensorimotor difference and her insights are changing the field. Dr. Torres would love to hear from YAP families AND staff as she gathers this important information on autism services for the National Science Foundation. Here is her summary information about the project:The Sensory-Motor Integration Laboratory at Rutgers University would like to gain insight from families that have a child/children with autism, as w...
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Calling all YAP Clients with Developmental Differences!

  • 4/17/2014 7:00:00 PM
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YAP’s Autism Team is excited to announce the “What Autism Means to Me” contest.We are seeking original designs from you, our self-advocates! Send us your original quotes, artwork, short poems, etc. You are limited only by your imagination!The winning design will be featured on apparel that will be available for sale. The proceeds of these sales will benefit the Endowment Fund allowing more youth to receive scholarships toward continuing education.Contest ends August 15th.Entries should be sub...
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Free Webinar on Exploring Employment Opportunities for Individuals with ASD/DD

Free Webinar on Exploring Employment Opportunities for Individuals with ASD/DD

  • 3/31/2014 7:00:00 PM
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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is excited to offer the FREE webinar "Exploring Employment" to individuals, parents, teachers and potential employers. The training will explore the changing world of work for individuals with disabilities and suggest ways to think bigger when it comes to building job skills and the expectation of gainful employment. Webinars sessions are scheduled for April 9 @ 4pm, April 22 @ 6:30pm, and April 23 @ 9:30am. Space is limited, so register soon!Learn more and ...
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Join the Campaign to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion of Kids in Schools

Join the Campaign to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion of Kids in Schools

  • 6/26/2013 10:37:00 AM
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Each day, children are at risk of being injured and traumatized by the use of restraint and seclusion procedures in schools across the United States. These procedures offer no therapeutic or educational value, and have been shown to produce emotional trauma, physical harm and even death. Join YAP and the "Stop Hurting Kids Campaign" in calling for an end to restraint and seclusion in schools.Stop Hurting Kids is the national campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. It was develo...
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