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News and Perspective


Decrease in unemployment rate reported for people with disabilities

Eight tips for teens to empower themselves in the workplace

Ford launches pilot program to employ people with autism

Long Island cafe offers job opportunities to adults with disabilities


New York officials discussing plan to ease path to graduation for students with disabilities

Two special education lawsuits get Supreme Court attention

One family's story of transition from high school to college

Student with Down syndrome graduates from high school, eyes set on college

Adult Services and Supports

Proposed NY state law could change how abuse of elderly and people with disabilities is reported

Science and Technology

How to help your child with a learning disability be more independent with Assistive Technology (AT)

Independent Living

ABLE accounts make debut

New Yorkers with developmental disabilities face residential crunch

Judge approves overhaul of Access-A-Ride, makes it easier for passengers with disabilities to appeal denial of service

Building something from nothing: one family's experience with supportive housemates

Disability and Culture

Families isolated by rare genetic conditions find new ways to reach out

The other bathroom wars

Disability rights have long been bipartisan. Will Trump end that?

Voting, young people with disabilities, and #cripthevote

Building social skills for kids with autism with drama

Bodybuilder muscles past form of Down syndrome

Video blog: The Single Greatest Skill I Have Ever Learned in My Lifeb 


Interactive Individualized Education Program (IEP) tool

Jobs and internships for NYC teens

How parents can help young people with disabilities build social skills

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Program (WIPA) guide

Queens Family Support Guide for families and individuals who receive services from the NYS Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

2016 NYC Disability Pride Parade registration form

The role of family in career development

Possibilities: A financial resource for parents of children with disabilities

Job tool for NY State students and young adults with disabilities

Blog of the Month

Life, Animated: Stories from young people with autism on how animation and movies have changed their lives


New York City

TOMORROW: Onsite 1-to-1 Help: Brooklyn Borough Hall

June 18: Sprout Film Festival: Free screening of films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

June 18: Sprout Film Festival: Free screening of films featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

June 23, 12 - 1 p.m.: INCLUDEnyc LIVE! Ask an Expert: Special Education
Do you have questions about special education in New York City? Are you a parent of a child with an IEP? Bring your questions online to Family Educator Ruth DiRoma for real-time answers from a real-life special education expert.

July 6: Onsite 1-to-1 Help: Brooklyn Public Library

SAVE THE DATE: July 10, Second Annual NYC Disability Pride Parade

Western New York

TOMORROW: Preparing for High School: Now What? Niagara

June 16: Preparing for High School: Now What? Cattaraugus

REGISTER NOW: Adaptive fitness sessions beginning July 12

SAVE THE DATE: July 24: Disability Pride Parade and Celebration

Finger Lakes

June 16: Gaining Independence: Skill Development and Behavior Management

July 19: Challenging Behaviors: May Be More Than Meets the Eye

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