INCLUDEnyc BLOG

Life with Annie

From the moment I was born, my life was changed irrevocably by Annie, in the way that my parents’ lives were changed when they found out that their first born child had Down Syndrome.

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Taking the Leap with INCLUDEnyc

“I am so proud of graduating high school on time,” Enrique shared. In high school, Enrique had been told that it would take him 5 or 6 years to graduate. “I proved them wrong. I graduated high school on time with a Regents diploma.”
 

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Building Confidence for the Career of My Dreams

I’m on the spectrum and sometimes, it takes me longer to complete tasks. In high school, I was nervous about life after graduation. My mom recommended that I visit INCLUDEnyc. With their team, I worked on some goals, like becoming more independent traveling throughout NYC and speaking up for myself.

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18

This is hard to believe, but my Jack turns 18 tomorrow. He turns 18 at a time in our country’s history like no other.

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Unstoppable: College and Career Ahead

My twin brother David and I were born prematurely at about 6 months. My family didn’t think that we would survive, but we did. In the beginning, school was hard for me. I had trouble learning, especially in math. It was difficult to pay attention.

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Disability or Thinking Differently?

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Impact of COVID on College Admissions and Enrollment

Planning for college while social distancing can be stressful for students, including high school juniors and seniors. You may wonder how you can research colleges if you cannot visit in person. You may feel anxious or confused about possible changes in admissions and support programs. 

As nearly all colleges have shifted their admissions and enrollment operations during the past few months, here are some ways to create a safe, calm, and positive experience applying to and attending college during COVID-19.

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Connecting with my community

My community is a combination of people, like the professionals who work with Levi, teachers at her school—and the INCLUDEnyc family. 

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Talking about disability and planning for the future

“INCLUDEnyc helped me a lot with making decisions and not just about college,” Devin explained. “I was able to make good choices for my wellness, building my connections, and becoming more independent.”

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Brenda & Umi: INCLUDEnyc Empowered Us

“This experience with INCLUDEnyc has empowered my daughter and empowered me too."

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