About Us

Our Mission

To create a more inclusive community by connecting young adults with and without Special Needs.

Our Founder

Disability Allies, Inc. was founded by Ross Yellin, a 29-year-old East Brunswick Native, who has been diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome, Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In 2010, Ross was accepted into the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD) internship program. At this internship he lived with 30 other young adults with a large variety of disabilities including autism, bipolar disorder, learning disabilities, and physical handicaps.

At that time Ross realized that despite their different disabilities they were able to relate to one another on a deep and personal level. He felt they all struggled to fit in and adapt to society, make friends and find appropriate accommodations and advocate for themselves. Ross found a lack of services that catered to fostering interpersonal communication for young adults with special needs which motivated him to create Disability Allies to connect young adults with and without special needs in a social environment.

Why Choose Disability Allies?

We have a unique approach to how we connect with our families and are relentless in our approach to find the very best fit for their needs. It’s extremely important to us for each individual not only to feel comfortable with the services we are providing, but also to feel comfortable with the individual providing services to them.

We view our clients and their families as our own family and do our absolute best to advocate for them and the growth they seek on their journey.