Inclusion Programs

Kindness Brings People Together

| WED, FEB 17, 2021

Being kind to others is very important, not just because it’s something we all need, but also because kindness brings people together. National Random Acts of Kindness Day is an…

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Kindness is Volunteering

| TUE, FEB 16, 2021

Kindness, for me, is an important way of connecting to my community. Volunteering at a local soup kitchen is one of the ways I like to show that kindness. I…

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Celebrating National Mentoring Month

| SUN, JAN 17, 2021

It’s January, and that means it’s National Mentoring Month! This month, our 14Y community is celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement—something most of our programs participate in year-round. Our Early…

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Building Inclusive Communities

| THU, DEC 03, 2020

My name is Jacob Waltuck, and my friend Jacob Ross and I interviewed each other in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is December 3. Both of…

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What is Self-Direction?

| WED, DEC 02, 2020

At the 14Y, we proudly welcome community members of all abilities. For International Day for Persons with Disabilities on December 3, Cayle White, the 14Y’s Benefits Coordinator, is sharing her…

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Learn, Connect, Play: The 14Y Youth Center Supports Families Through Hybrid Learning

| MON, OCT 26, 2020

The 14th Street Y is proud to announce a new program this fall for students in kindergarten through grade 5, the 14Y Youth Center! Cat Kenny, the 14Y’s Manager of…

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What is the OPWDD?

| TUE, AUG 04, 2020

Recently, as part of our inclusion events series, the 14th Street Y presented a webinar with autism advocate and author Ken Siri about Self-Direction services from the OPWDD. Some families have not yet…

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The 14Y Welcomes Inclusion Benefits Coordinator

| FRI, JUL 17, 2020

We’re thrilled to welcome a new grant-funded staff member to the 14th Street Y: Cayle White. A Certified Benefits and Work Incentives Practitioner, Cayle has joined the 14Y on a…

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Creating a Sensory Space at Home

| THU, APR 30, 2020

Hi everyone! It’s Antonio, the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14th Street Y. Last month, I wrote with some ways that families can help children with special needs adapt to…

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Individuals, Not Labels

| TUE, APR 02, 2019

Hey there! My name is Antonio Rodriguez and I am the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14 Street Y. I am often asked, “What’s an Inclusion Program Manager?” That’s a…

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