DA101-Dieurisaint-600x600YAI ARTS celebrates the artistic aptitudes of all individuals and recognizes their exceptional skills as a path to independence. The universal language of art opens up a world of opportunities for the creator and the viewer, the individual and the community, encouraging us all to understand and appreciate abilities in a new light.

The YAI ARTS initiative currently includes a Visual Arts Program and a Design program, and in the near future will expand to include Music, Literature and Theatre. The Visual Arts program offers artists the opportunity to develop new skills, and share their visions with the community.

YAI ARTS is supported by private donations, grants and proceeds from the sale of artwork. We invite you to partner with us to grow the YAI ARTS program to nurture the talents of emerging artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Our Most Recent Art Exhibit

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Ability Reveals itself

Pricewaterhouse Coopers


June 1 – June 19
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
300 Madison Ave #24
New York, NY 10017

To purchase art, join YAI ARTS or support the arts initiative contact: Anna Schechter at anna.schechter@yai.org, Artists receive 60% of the profits from the sale of their art.


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Some Past Exhibitions

YAI Network

YAI-Sqr-400x250YAI is a network of agencies offering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across the life span. Over 5,000 dedicated staff support over 15,000 individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to help others achieve the fullest life possible by creating new opportunities for Living, Loving, Working and Learning.

YAI Network services include information and referral; school age programs; family support; primary and specialty health care, mental health and rehabilitation; day; employment training and placement and residential programs.