YiPPE (Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment)
Each year, up to 40 youth with disabilities aged 14 to 21 and one or more of their family members meet for 5 sessions spread out over a school year. Each session runs from 5:00 to 8:30 pm Friday night and 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday. Parents and youth participate in parallel programs to receive information in their learning styles. Parents hear from more speakers while youth do more hands-on activities and role playing. Shared activities occur each weekend.
"Join the YiPPE program and you can be just like me- having a lot more confidence, more friends and happy going to work." Justin, 2014 Youth Participant