Inclusion Programs

Celebrating International Youth Day with the 14Y

| WED, AUG 11, 2021

International Youth Day is a day to celebrate young people’s voices and actions as well as their unique engagement in social issues. In recent years, youth engagement has increased, especially…

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Building an Inclusive New York Together

| SAT, MAR 27, 2021

March is National Development Disabilities Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people…

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Sharing Joy and Laughter on International Day of Happiness

| SAT, MAR 20, 2021

I love laughter. I love to make people laugh, and I love to laugh. Some of the memories I cherish most are memories of laughter with friends and loved ones.…

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Hilarious Food Experiences on National Let’s Laugh Day

| FRI, MAR 19, 2021

National Let’s Laugh Day is a reminder that we all need humor in our lives. It’s boring being serious all the time, and it’s wonderful to laugh as much as…

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Special People with Developmental Disabilities in the Arts

| SAT, MAR 13, 2021

Having a developmental disability can be a challenge and a blessing. A multitude of people with developmental disabilities have left a huge impact on others. The individuals I would like…

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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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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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