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Calling all YAP Clients with Developmental Differences!

  • 4/17/2014 8:00:00 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 8:00:00 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 11:37:00 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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YAP South Carolina Autism Conference

YAP South Carolina Autism Conference

  • 5/6/2013 5:16:00 AM
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Note from Southeast President and Deputy CEO Dorienne SilvaOn April 24, 2013 Youth Advocate Program celebrated Autism Acceptance month through hosting the conference "Rethinking Autism" in Greenville, South Carolina.  Parents, teachers, self-advocates, human service professionals and local police explored new and positive ways of living and working together with autism by celebrating neuro-diversity. Our presenters raised the bar of expectations rather than focus on limitations caused by au...
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Advocating for PA Families

  • 5/2/2013 11:28:00 AM
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YAP's newly released paper "Preserving Resources for Pennsylvania's Families with Children with Behavioral Health Challenges" highlights how Pennsylvania's behavioral health rehabilitation services (BHRS) are critical for families who need support for children with behavioral health challenges and how the threat of more budgetary cuts will devastate them. "BHRS strengthens families. With support, families can stay together; both parents are more likely to be able to work; placement in a more res...
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