YAI - Seeing Beyond Disability

About YAI - Seeing Beyond Disability

YAI is a network of agencies offering children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services. Our mission is to help others achieve the fullest life possible by creating new opportunities for living, loving, working and learning.

Founded in 1957, YAI is at the forefront of an extraordinary new movement aimed at replacing outmoded ideas of dependence with strategies designed to empower the individuals we support and their families. YAI’s workforce of nearly 4,000 employees, provides a variety of programs, including; information and referral, school-age programs, family support, primary and specialty health care, mental health and rehabilitation, day services, employment training and placement and residential opportunities.


Software Developer Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 New York City, NY
“Real life projects. Salesforce database training. ”

Direct Support Professional

June 2021 New York City, NY
“Employees received many trainings to help the people we supported. Interacting with everyone and learning their habits was a learning experience in which I liked. ”
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