Victor Ordde 212-273-6100 ext. 2879 (English)
Maria Leonardo 212-273-6229 (Spanish)
Eligibility criteria: OPWDD eligibility (up-to-date psychological indicating ID/DD diagnosis, including adaptive scores, age-of-onset documentation,) and the individual needs to live at home with family in Manhattan or Queens.
Short-term case management: A case manager is assigned for each family and stays involved as long as their case is open with Crisis. When the individual does not have MSC, the case manager will assist with securing immediately-needed services and connecting with long-term case management/service coordination. In all cases, case manager can provide advocacy, referrals, etc. Case manager can also assist in obtaining OPWDD eligibility, if the individual has not yet been deemed eligible. No waitlist for this service. Case management for crisis is not available to individuals who receive MSC services.
In-home behavior management: A 6-month, in-home intervention where a clinician visits the home for weekly 2-hour visits with the parent/caregiver. The clinician does an in-depth assessment (6-8 weeks) of the presenting behavioral issue, observes the individual at home and at school/day program, then conducts a 6-week parent training, which is based on a curriculum developed by YAI. The clinician and parent develop a behavior plan for the individual, and the clinician monitors the parent’s implementation of the plan. The parent is given materials and tools to help implement the plan, and the clinician provides recommendations in addition to the plan at the time of case closing. The clinician works with the parent/family, but does not work directly with the individual.
Crisis counseling: Short-term (generally 6-8 weeks), solution-focused crisis counseling, either in-home or in the office, depending on the individual. This service can be offered to either parents/caregivers or individuals themselves.
Emergency Respite funds: Funds available for payment for respite services provided by a worker identified and engaged by the family to provide respite care for the individual.
YAI does not provide “initial stabilization in acute crisis”
Services are provided Monday through Friday, though hours may be flexible.
Contact: Jay Kleinman 718-454-6940
In-home Behavior Management: An ABSS goes into the home weekly for 1-2 hours to teach the parent behavior management strategies designed to reduce the frequency of challenging behaviors. A behavior plan is generated and then modified as required. Services average anywhere from 3-6 months, but that can vary depending on the needs. Available in Spanish. Sessions are arranged at the family’s convenience and can be weekday or weekend.