ABOUT INCLUDEnyc

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WHO WE ARE



INCLUDEnyc is the leading provider of training and information for young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them. We create access to educational, employment, and independent living opportunities, and advocate with families for meaningful inclusion in the broader community.

We assist more than 9,000 people each year, and reach over 130,000 individuals through digital communications and community outreach—all provided free of charge.

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



BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY BENEFITING EVERYONE

INCLUDEnyc believes that by empowering and educating young people with disabilities, adult caregivers, and professionals, and engaging the broader community, we can build an inclusive society that benefits everyone.

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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