Coronavirus Updates

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Online Workshops

September 14: Building the future of disability justice, 5 PM
In partnership with Accessibility at Lincoln Center

September 15: Parent support group, 6 PM

September 17: Advocacy skills for families, 5 PM 

Mandarin interpretation available.

September 24: Transition for families, 4 PM

September 28: Advantages of remote Early Intervention evaluations, 4 PM

September 29: Turning 18 and Social Security/SSI, 4 PM

September 29: EI to CPSE for families, 5 PM


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Updated September 8, 2020, 11:30 AM

NYC Department of Education:


Updated September 1, 2020, 11 AM

NYC Department of Education:

  • The first day of the 2020-21 academic school year has been moved to Wednesday, September 16, 2020. All students will remotely begin to transition to online learning for three days from September 16-18th, 2020. In-person learning in school buildings will begin for blended learning students on hybrid schedules on Monday, September 21.


Updated August 8, 2020, 10 AM

NYC Department of Education:

  • The City released their submitted plan to the New York State Education Department on reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year.

Updated July 21, 2020, 6 PM

NYC Department of Education:

  • NYC DOE’s Division of Early Childhood is launching a team to support families citywide as they transition from Early Intervention (EI) to preschool. For support through this transition, families can send an email to or call 646-389-7171. This team also can provide more information about preschool special education services and inclusive preschool options.

Updated July 13, 2020, 6 PM

New York State announced guidelines on reopening schools:

  • The state will decide between August 1 and 7 whether schools can reopen for the fall based on regional infection rates. Approach will mirror economic reopening and different phases.
  • Schools can open if their region is in Phase 4 and the daily infection rate remains 5% or lower using a 14-day average since unPause was lifted.
  • Schools will close if there is a spike in infection rates between the first week of August and the first day of school or after. And if the regional infection rate is greater than 9%, using a 7-day average after August 1st.
  • New York State Education Department Reopening Guidance


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INCLUDEnyc provides information, individual assistance, and training to youth, families, and professionals. It does not provide legal advice or representation.