PROGRAMS

Parent & Family Services
EDUCATION
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Workshops & Training
Workshops: Attend free workshops on a wide variety of disability topics, either in person at locations throughout New York City or remotely through webinars and live streams.

Trainings: INCLUDEnyc conducts training for professionals—including teachers and youth workers—on topics that include understanding IEPs (Individualized Education Programs), special education rights, school transition, accessing work and public benefits, and advocacy, among others.

ATTEND A WORKSHOP.
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF POPULAR WORKSHOPS.
BOOK A WORKSHOP.

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Information Resources
Online Resources: Access tip sheets, contact sheets, and web links on a broad range of disability topics including learning and school, parenting and advocacy, friendship and social relations, family support, and working and adult life.

Click here for a complete list.

News and Information: Keep up to date on the latest disability community news, events, and resources by subscribing to our weekly Navigator; our monthly Access email, specifically for transition-related information; and our newest addition, PERSPECTIVES: a breakdown of the latest policy and politics surrounding disability.

Click here to subscribe.

Interactive Community: Be part of a vibrant, virtual community by joining INCLUDEnyc on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Share and receive real-time information updates.

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ANNUAL SPECIAL EVENTS
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Formerly Summer Fun & More, the INCLUDEnyc Fair is New York City’s largest annual year-round activities fair for young people with disabilities, where families can meet face-to-face with nearly 100 different summer camps, afterschool, weekend, arts, sports, social, and recreational programs.

Outdoors for Autism is an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and connection with sporting events, music, arts activities, informational resources, and more for young people with autism ages 5 - 18 and their families, made possible by the New York City Council Autism Initiative.

Citywide Disability Conference: INCLUDEnyc convenes an annual conference for parents and professionals on a topic of particular interest to our community. Learn from leading experts in the field who share their knowledge with participants during this free, engaging, and informative event.


PROMISE
(Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income)
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INCLUDEnyc is the Parent Center provider in New York City, working in collaboration with New York State Office of Mental Health and Cornell University, for PROMISE, a federally-funded research project designed to determine the effects of financial literacy and benefits support on the lives of families with a young person with a disability who receives Supplemental Security Income.



Youth & Transition Services
Project Possibility
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Project Possibility provides intensive, direct support for young adults with disabilities, age 16-26. Participants create and implement a practical plan designed to lead to job training, employment, higher education, or other productive community engagement.

REFER a young person to Project Possibility.


High School Launch
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High School Launch teaches special education students about how to participate meaningfully in their IEP meetings and advocate for the accommodations they need to be successful in school. Working on-site in high schools throughout New York City, INCLUDEnyc youth educators help each student set goals and create a thoughtful plan to achieve them.


College Is Possible
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College is Possible nights offer parents and students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process and tour campuses during the fall application season. INCLUDEnyc partners with the New York State Education Department, New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York, and ACCES-VR to provide the information students and families need to make a college action plan.

 
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All Family Members and Young Adults with Disabilities
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Help Line
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Help Line: Get specific questions answered by one of our staff specialists on special education or disability-related issues.

Call or register online
for a one-on-one Help Line phone appointment.



COMMUNITY SUPPORT
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Community Support: Receive assistance in your neighborhood by attending a drop in session. Meet directly with an INCLUDEnyc specialist and have your questions answered immediately.

Click here to find a community support help session in your borough.