35 Stories for 35 Years


It’s our 35th anniversary! 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 Resources for Children with Special Needs — now INCLUDEnyc.

In celebration of our 35th year, we’re sharing 35 stories — one every week — for the rest of the year. Find out how we started, what we’ve been up to, and what our dreams are for the future of young people with disabilities.
 
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Rachel Howard | Honoring the Past, Building the Future

 
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Denise Royal | In the Community

 
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Ellen Miller-Wachtel | How We Reached Our 35th Year: You

 
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LaTasha W. | LaTasha's Story

 
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Angel Acosta | The World is Yours

 
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Inna | Paying It Forward

 
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The New York Community Trust | Working Toward a More Equitable Society

 
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Jessica De La Rosa | People, Get With It

 
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José Manuel Simián | Tomorrow

 
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Tamantra Bowen | Tamantra's Story

 
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Mark Alter | Can Students with Disabilities Be Educated Well?

 
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Maria Arias | Get Your Claws Out!

 
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DaNeen Johnson-Hall | Meet the Lego Master's Mom!

 
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Con Edison | Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

 
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Kpana Kpoto | The Stigma is Real

 
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Kathleen Downes | The Squeaky Wheelchair Gets the Oil

 
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Emily Ladau | There’s Not Much I Wouldn’t Do for a Podcast

 
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Ruth DiRoma | The Limitless Future of Accessible Design

 
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Oscar Segal | Independence and INCLUDEnyc

 
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Lamar Beeks | Many More Years: Lamar's Journey with INCLUDEnyc

 
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Celia Green | A World Like No Other: An Advocate’s Experience Raising Four Children with Autism in NYC

 
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Lori Podvesker | Slow and Steady: Finding the Beauty in Small Successes

 
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Madison Zalopany | Accessible Art, Inaccessible City

 
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John J. McGuire | What all parents want for their children

 
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Vicky Garwood Burton | Glad for the Years: Fighting, Growing, Advocating with INCLUDEnyc

 
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Tyrese & Felicia | The sky's the limit

 
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Jean Mizutani | House on a hill: My 23-year journey with INCLUDEnyc

 
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Led Bradshaw | Art & autism: How one man made his son a superhero

 
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Ketrina Hazell | Ms. Wheelchair NY 2018 and Project Possibility participant

 
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Dionn & A.J. | A 20-year INCLUDEnyc family member and Parent Leadership Advocacy Network member

 
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Millie & Julian | Navigating the system: How INCLUDEnyc pulled me through

 
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Neal Rosenberg | Due process: Special education law and its history in NYC

 
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Helene & Andrew Craner | The LOVE behind "love, equity, and access"