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Lebanon County PA Builds Greenhouse

Lebanon County PA Builds Greenhouse

  • 5/12/2016 10:35:00 AM
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On May 4, Lebanon County PA YAP had a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new greenhouse.  The day's speakers included Sally Barry, Director of Lebanon County Probation Services, Senator Mike Folmer, Pennsylvania 48th Senate District, Jeanne Arnold of The Edward and Jeanne Arnold Foundation, Maurice Day, Youth Youth, and Loir Burrus, YAP National Developmental Disabilities Coordinator. YAP GREENWORKS provides the addition of 1000 square-foot commercial greenhouse to our gardening initiatives alre...
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Street Soccer Cross Cultural Exchange

Street Soccer Cross Cultural Exchange

  • 5/12/2016 10:32:00 AM
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Building on friendships that grew from November events in New York and Pennsylvania when (US Embassy Buenos Aires-sponsored) a team from the FuDE organization in Argentina sent a delegation to conduct street soccer workshops at the Orange County NY YAP Program and then shared a workshop on street soccer and game in Harrisburg as part of the 40th Anniversary activities, YAP Ireland staff and Newburgh staff reunited to introduce street soccer to the YAP Ireland community in Dublin and Galway this ...
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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 7:37:00 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...
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Lancaster Staff Get Movie Star Treatment

Lancaster Staff Get Movie Star Treatment

  • 4/6/2016 4:00:00 PM
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Lancaster YAP recently held staff appreciation days that were a huge success! They chose a movie theme, since their staff are STARS! Over 20 local businesses took the opportunity to thank staff for their work in the community.  They donated food (such as 8 pizzas, Olive Garden salad and breadsticks, Herrs products, Turkey Hill drinks, etc.), items to raffle off (such as theatre tickets, $40 gift card to local grocery store, $25 to Shady Maple, and more) which were raffled off every hour to staff...
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Chemung Youth Organize Clothing Drive

Chemung Youth Organize Clothing Drive

  • 3/9/2016 11:40:00 AM
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Youth from Chemung County YAP participated in two exciting community activities.  They had the opportunity to tour the studies of news station WENY News Southern Tier. They also coordinated a clothing drive for their community.  Clothes were donated by families and Plato's Closet, and the drive was run by YAP youth.  It was open to the Elmira, NY community.   
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