News & Events
Welcome to National Autism Awareness Month! Started back in the 1970s by the Autism Society, Autism Awareness Month has long been a chance to educate the public about autism and the challenges faced by those in the autism community. It coincides with the United Nation’s World Autism Awareness Day, which takes place every year on […]
On Friday, March 22nd, PYD’s National Center team presented a two hour workshop entitled “Inclusive Programs Improve Quality for All Youth” at the 12th Annual Youth Work Intensive, sponsored by Health Resources in Action and taking place at Harvard University. In attendance were participants from a range of youth-serving organizations throughout the Boston area, including: […]
PYD is being recognized for achieving exemplary marketing results and has been named one of Constant Contact’s 2012 All Stars.
Deborah Pierce, AIA, CAPS, is an author, architect, and supporter of PYD. Her latest book, The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities, “goes beyond ramps and grab-bars to help aging boomers, or those faced with disabilities, accomplish home accessibility on a deeper level.” For each of us, there comes a moment when the […]
Throughout the basketball season, the Mentor Match program receives ticket donations courtesy of the Boston Celtics’ Shamrock Dreams, a community program where Celtics season ticket holders can donate tickets to charitable organizations throughout the Boston area. Thanks to the help of the Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership, mentees and mentors involved in the Mentor Match program have been […]
This month, we have focused on summer camp opportunities for younger youth, as well as scholarship possibilities for our older participants. Because we know that families often need information and support as much as their youth, we have also provided an opportunity for parents of adolescents with a disability. If you would like more resources, […]
Welcome to the new PYD.org! As you may have noticed, there have been some significant changes to our website. Throughout the course of this revamp, though, we made one thing our top priority: web accessibility. We wanted to make sure that our website was adaptive and accessible to everyone wanting to learn more about PYD, regardless […]
On Tuesday, February 12th, the South Boston Boys and Girls Club celebrated the official opening of their newly renovated, and fully inclusive, youth fitness room. PYD’s Regina Snowden, Steve Slowinski, and Kaela Vronsky, were there to revel with them in this great achievement. Funding for the renovation came through PYD’s Inclusive Fitness for Youth Initiative, […]
Research shows that a mentoring relationship with structure has a better chance of being successful; setting goals together as a match is one great way to build structure. Here are some key tips that can be helpful in the process of setting goals.
Each month, the Mentor Match team sends out a list of resources in its newsletter, informing you about possible events coming up, opportunities for our youth, and general useful information. But we know that having only those three resources listed every month is not necessarily as much as you would like. So in this blog […]