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Philadelphia Hearing Presented a Powerful Case Against Institutionalizing Kids

Philadelphia Hearing Presented a Powerful Case Against Institutionalizing Kids

  • 5/21/2018 9:54:00 AM
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Anyone who believes in jailing troubled kids and teens should have been at City Hall in Philadelphia last week. One young woman, Qilah, testified, “People should have asked me why I was late to school or not showing up, but no one asked me, they just took me away.”YAP National Policy Director Shaena Fazal and Regional Leader Randall Sims participated in the hearing and spoke about YAP's history of successfully keeping high-risk kids at home and away from juvenile detention a...
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Roll and Rock for Autism Fundraiser - Adams County

Roll and Rock for Autism Fundraiser - Adams County

  • 4/20/2018 1:05:00 PM
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On May 12, 2018 the Gettysburg F.O.E. #1562 Eagle Riders Group is hosting a Rolland Rock for Autism benefit for the Adams County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) ASSET Program. The event includes a ride (roll) followed by an after party and concert (rock) at the Gettysburg Moose Park.9:30 - Registration10:30 - KSU (kickstands up)3-8pm - After Party featuring Emily's ToyboxAdvance tickets for the event are $15 and $20 at the door.  More information is available on the group's event...
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See Me as a Part of Your Community

See Me as a Part of Your Community

  • 3/29/2018 9:40:00 AM
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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities’ (NACDD) theme for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March 2018 is SEE ME FOR ME.  SEE ME FOR ME means looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability. The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of individuals wit...
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See Me As Your Neighbor

See Me As Your Neighbor

  • 3/22/2018 9:05:00 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 Neighbor."  The Johnson* family is a family of four from Somerset, PA. In February, heavy rains caused their trailer roof to leak and the family moved to a hotel until they can tackle the large...
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Central PA YAP PRograms Receive Mental Healthcare Giver of the Year Award from Central Penn Parent’s Magazine

Central PA YAP PRograms Receive Mental Healthcare Giver of the Year Award from Central Penn Parent’s Magazine

  • 3/20/2018 3:41:00 PM
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On March 13, 2018, YAP was selected as the Mental Healthcare Giver of the year by Central Penn Parent’s 11th annual Healthcare Heroes awards program. The Central PA programs recognized include York, Adams, Tri-County (Dauphin/Cumberland/Perry), Lancaster and Lebanon Counties.  The award“recognizes excellence, promotes innovation and honors the efforts of individuals and organizations making significant positive impacts on the quality of health care in Central Pennsylva...
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