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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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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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