Monday, August 10, 2015

The Developmental Disabilities Institute’s Young Autism Program

Barry Grummer guides the respected New York firm K Restoration & Roofing Corp. as president. Community involved, Barry Grummer supports nonprofits such as the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Developmental Disabilities Institute’s Young Autism Program (YAP). Overseen by the New York State Education Department, YAP operates within a statewide system of preschool special education programs.

Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the program provides young learners with tangible avenues toward obtaining skills that allow them to excel in school, at home, and within the community. Using specialized training in areas such as health and safety and child development, team members, ranging from special education teachers to speech pathologists, incorporate applied behavior analysis principles as students progress through the day. Students benefit from individual and small-group learning centers, with teachers who are responsive to their specific needs. An underlying value is respect and dignity for all YAP students and their families.

Details about the program can be accessed online at

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