Inclusion Programs

Should I Bother Applying for OPWDD Benefits During COVID-19?

| TUE, OCT 20, 2020

Many people are under the assumption that government agencies at all levels are still under temporary lockdown restrictions and are not functioning. The reality is actually the opposite. For families…

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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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