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Intro


Carousel 51

Community Development for the

Developmentally Disabled of New York State

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Intro


Carousel 51

Community Development for the

Developmentally Disabled of New York State

Community Development emphasizes self-help, mutual support, the building of neighborhood integration, the development of neighborhood capacities for problem solving, and the self-representation of individual and collective action.
— Via Jim and Mike - Friends of "Aeternus Umbra" (watch forever)
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With a Special Needs son in the family, our long term goal is to build an "Integrated Community" for the Developmentally Disabled in New York. Our goal is to support the Developmentally Disabled and Autism communities in their quest for a "purposeful" life.

We focus on NY State Jobs, Self-Direction & Housing for the Developmentally Disabled on our Carousel 51 Blog.

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"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

President John F. Kennedy
 

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"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."

President John F. Kennedy
 

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"Integrated Community" is an evolving term. Broadly defined, it is the full participation of all people in community life. This includes the integration of people with Developmental Disabilities into society. 

Building a house is simple. Creating a community is more complex and we seek collaboration with partners and agencies. 

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Mike Sweeney


Mike Sweeney

Mike Sweeney


Mike Sweeney

Mike and Katie Sweeney

Mike and Katie Sweeney

Michael Sweeney is an Autism Advocate, Real Estate Developer, Block Chain Investor, and Lousy Surfer. As parents of an Autistic son, Mike and Katie Sweeney are very active in a number of Autism causes and charities including Achilles International, Daniel's Music, The Hawthorne Foundation, SNACK, and Surfers Healing. The Sweeney's also participated in the Simons Simplex Collection at Columbia University Medical Center, which is an Autism study funded by Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies LLC.

Mike is a "Housing Navigator" in New York State.

Mike @ LinkedIn

None of this works without the support of my wife Katie Bilik Sweeney. 

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Autism Advocate


Autism Advocate

Autism Advocate


Autism Advocate

Dustin Sweeney is our 21 year old Autistic son who surfs, runs, loves Broadway musicals, and cheers for his brother Dylan at Navy Squash. Dustin has led us to many great people and places over the years, and creating an Integrated Community is our family mission. 

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Charity


Charity

Charity


Charity

With my wife Katie Sweeney and OutsideIn Strategies, we have a lot of fun with the people and organizations that are involved with Dustin Sweeney and his friends.