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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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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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