KOL Program

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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For Special-Needs Families Stuck at Home

| TUE, MAR 24, 2020

Hi everyone! It’s Antonio, the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14th Street Y. Essentially, my job is to ensure that any person with developmental disabilities who comes through our doors…

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Making Space for Inclusivity at the 14Y

| WED, DEC 11, 2019

As the Inclusion Program Manager at the 14th Street Y, it is my privilege to welcome children with special needs into our community through our KOL Program, and help make…

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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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Autism Awareness Month: Four Ways to Show Support

| FRI, APR 06, 2018

This April may be bringing more snow than showers thus far, but it’s also a special month because it is Autism Awareness Month! At the 14th Street Y, we welcome…

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Antonio: Portraits of the 14th Street Y

| MON, JAN 01, 2018

I started at the 14th Street Y at New Country Day Camp, about six summers ago. I was a sports counselor and I was right out of high school, so…

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