YAI was launched in February of 1957 out of a small school in Brooklyn, New York. Today, YAI has a team of over 4,000 employees and supports over 20,000 people in the I/DD community. YAI supports people with autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy, among others. Operating throughout Downstate New York and Northern New Jersey, YAI now offers more than 300 programs for people of all ages.
Premier HealthCare offers primary care and specialty outpatient services to patients who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. At our five New York City locations, we offer outpatient healthcare services that include: primary care, dentistry, pediatrics, psychiatry, podiatry, neurology, and ophthalmology. Through YAI's Center for Specialty Therapy, patients can receive additional services, including psychological testing; occupational, physical, and speech therapies; and sexual consent determinations, among others. Our doctors and nurses are not only outstanding medical professionals, they are also uniquely trained to care for patients with disabilities. We provide the top level service, attention, and care that every patient who comes to Premier HealthCare deserves.
At YAI, we are driven by our mission of living, loving, working, and learning. This applies not only to the people we support but to our staff as well. Commitment and passion for the work continue to unite employees and drive the organization forward. Empowering the people we support to reach their goals remains at the heart of our organization.