ABOUT INCLUDEnyc

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WHO WE ARE

We’ve been helping young people with disabilities and their families in New York City since 1983 when three moms of kids with disabilities decided to found INCLUDEnyc. Ever since, we’ve brought 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, a federally-funded Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) for the South Bronx and northern Manhattan, and the lead partner for the Rehabilitative Services Administration PTIC for New York City and upstate New York.

Learn more about our programs here.

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THE NEED


There are almost 1 million New Yorkers with disabilities:1

347,314

young people with disabilities ages 0-21 in NYC2
 

50%

of young people with disabilities do not graduate high school in NYC3
 

80%

of people with disabilities are jobless nationally4
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12018 AccessibleNYC Report, NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
22019 Preliminary Mayor’s Management Report plus New York City Department of Education estimates for DOHMH services for children 0-3
32018 Graduation Rates Report, NYC Department of Education
42018 Labor Force Characteristics, U.S. Department of Labor