ABOUT INCLUDEnyc

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WHO WE ARE
INCLUDEnyc brings love, equity, and access to young people with all disabilities in New York City by providing them and their families with the resources and support they need.

We give young people with disabilities from birth to 26 and their families the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to make informed decisions, effectively access and navigate systems and services, and the ability to advocate for themselves and other young people.

We actively work to change the conversation about people with disabilities and reduce the stigma associated with disability. We create access to educational, employment, and recreational opportunities for young people and advocate with families for meaningful inclusion in the broader community.

We are the New York State-funded Special Education Parent Center for New York City’s four largest boroughs, a member of the federal Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) collaborative for New York City and Long Island, and the lead partner for the Rehabilitative Services Administration PTIC for New York City and upstate New York.
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HOW WE DO IT
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Our Help Line delivers in-depth, one-on-one help and referral information by phone to parents, young people, and professionals.

Our expert staff teaches workshops throughout New York City and online through our monthly, interactive workshop series: INCLUDEnyc LIVE.

We provide community support in person through our many partnerships at locations throughout New York City.

Our website offers a wide variety of online resources, including tip sheets, contact sheets, how-to videos, and useful links, created and curated by our expert staff, organized in an accessible, family-friendly way.

Our weekly Navigator and monthly PERSPECTIVES and transition-related ACCESS news aggregates keep families and their communities up-to-date with news, opinions, resources, and events for the disability community.

Our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages provide families with interactive, real-time information.

Our Youth and Transition Services program provide supports, services, and events for young people with disabilities transitioning to secondary education and employment.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INCLUDEnyc'S PROGRAMS HERE.


WHY WE DO IT

Out of over 900,000 New Yorkers with disabilities:1

260,000

of them are school-age students2
 

31%

live in poverty3
 

67%

are unemployed4
 

59%

do not graduate high school5



12014, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities’ Accessible NYC report
22017, NYCDOE
3 2015, Disability Status Report, DisabilityStatistics.org
4 2016, Annual Disability Statistics Compendium
5 2017, NYCDOE

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