INCLUDEnyc BLOG

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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Building transition skills at home

Since remote learning is continuing until the end of the school year, it’s the perfect time for parents at home with their youth to do special activities that don't normally happen during the day. 

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Rooting on a First Time Mom

Amy called 311 and was referred to INCLUDEnyc. “I expressed my concerns to the educator, Kim, and she explained the steps for Early Intervention,” Amy shared. “Kim was so warm and understanding. I’m a first time mom going through this experience, but Kim rooted me on. She felt like someone I knew.”

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Helping Young Children Adjust to Remote Learning and Teletherapy

Strategies for creating a safe, calm, and positive environment for young children adjusting to remote learning and teletherapy during COVID-19.

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Remote learning must change for my sanity—and yours

I’m exhausted and I know I’m not alone. Overnight, my son went from a support team of 7—three therapists and four teachers to a team of one—me. Whether we continue remote learning or ease into a hybrid option, parents will agree that some things need to change. 

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Deaf Power: I Choose to Sign

I did not want to “fix” my hearing or change who I am. I had and still have deaf power. 

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Dear Chris: A Letter to My Brother

I didn't even know that you had a disability until other people brought it to my attention. To me, you were just my high energy, easily frustrated, kind-hearted older brother. 

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