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YAP Saving Taxpayers Money in Lebanon, PA

  • 9/20/2017 10:15:00 AM
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Lebanon County PA Juvenile Probation saved $400,000 during the past fiscal year and increased community safety through a partnership with Youth Advocate Programs.  YAP's community-based treatment services are cheaper than residential placement.  "We've been able to provide community protection, treatment to the juveniles, but still be fiscally responsible at the same time," said Sue Christner, Deputy Director of Lebanon County Probation Services, Juvenile Unit.  ...
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9th Annual Harrisburg, PA Peace Street

9th Annual Harrisburg, PA Peace Street

  • 7/23/2017 4:24:00 PM
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Dauphin County YAP hosted its 9th annual Peace Street in Harrisburg, PA on Friday July 21st.  Families, community partners and representatives from the city lined the streets in front of the YAP Family Clinic in Harrisburg. This annual event was initiated in response to increased violence in the city with the goal of engaging youth and families in thoughts and actions that contribute toward building strong and peaceful communities. The celebration of peace and community collaborat...
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Pittverse Magazine Written Exclusively by Adults with Autism

Pittverse Magazine Written Exclusively by Adults with Autism

  • 7/21/2017 9:25:00 AM
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YAP is excited to share THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE PITTVERSE, a quarterly magazine written, edited and published by adults with autism. The magazine has been funded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust for the past 3 years, and has helped many adult on the autism spectrum to realize their skills and talents, gain employment skills, and open opportunity for gainful employment.The adults who run the magazine are paid, and meet every two weeks to prepare each edition of Pittverse. Currently with a s...
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At-Risk Youth Find Potential in Culinary Course

  • 4/8/2017 10:31:00 AM
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Youth from YAP's program in Lebanon PA participated in a 6-week culinary course, taught by executive chef Trevor Sipe of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. The course culminated in a gourmet meal, prepared by the youth this week.
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YAP BSC/MT Wins 2nd Place in Writing Contest

YAP BSC/MT Wins 2nd Place in Writing Contest

  • 4/3/2017 4:01:00 PM
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Adams County (PA) Licensed Behavior Specialist Abigail W. James, MA, has recently demonstrated that working with children on the autism spectrum is not her only professional skill. Abbie was just awarded second place in the 2017 Central PA Magazine Writing Contest jointly sponsored by WITF and York College. Abbie's story, Salt and Pepper, was selected for this honor based on a review by a team of distinguished judges of 145 qualifying entries. Salt and Pepper is a beautifully written short story...
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