The New York Institute For Special Education

Skip to main content
· Serving Students with Special Needs since 1831 ·
Ms. Eba Taylor » Disability Awareness

Disability Awareness

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. Learn more at https://www.ada.gov.
Disability Unite brings people together from communities all around the world, learn more at https://disabilityunite.org.
Honoring the diversity and uniqueness of people within the disability community. Learn more at http://disabilitypridenyc.org.
 
New York Public Library
FILM
ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York is the largest festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with disabilities. The weeklong festival is renowned for its wide-ranging international film selection, riveting conversations, and performances, presented annually across the New York metropolitan area. Learn more at: https://reelabilities.org/
 
THEATER
Theater Breaking Through Barriers: Established in 1979, Theater Breaking Through Barriers is the only professional Off-Broadway theater organization dedicated to advancing artists and developing audiences of people with disabilities and altering the misperceptions surrounding disability by proving, once and for all, that disability does not affect the quality or integrity of our art or artists. Learn more at: https://tbtb.org
 
MUSIC
Daniel's Music Foundation: Our mission is to provide a comfortable, educational and social environment where individuals of all abilities can enjoy, learn, and practice the joy of music together. Learn more at: https://www.danielsmusic.org
 
DANCE

DanceAbility International’s mission is to dissolve barriers and connect people with and without disabilities through dance and movement. This mission is accomplished through classes, workshops and events for adults and children, performances, teacher trainings and educational materials for teachers of inclusive dance. The work of Joint Forces Dance Company creates inclusive communities through dance. Learn more at: https://www.danceability.com