Disability Inclusion

An inclusive community is a stronger community.  We are working to reduce barriers to participation at all events and invite you to search for programs based on your areas of interest on the full calendar; click on “View All Events”.  Please note that you can also search for events which are physically accessible, metro accessible or provide support individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired.

The calendar listings below include events especially designed for people with disabilities. When we live up to ideals that Judaism values – belief in the collective while mutually respecting individual diversity—we are a stronger community. Jews with disabilities and their families have needs that are universal to all families and should be included in all aspects of the Jewish communal life.  To advance this ideal of disability inclusion requires the active involvement of those already involved and those outside the disability community. Please contact our Community Disability Inclusion Specialist, Lisa Handelman at Lisa.Handelman@shalomdc.org with any questions or suggestions.

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8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute
13401 Beaver Dam Road,, Cockeysville MD 21030
Each year, Kennedy Krieger Institute holds a 5k/1 mile fun run/walk called ROAR. This year it will be held April 27th at 8:30 a.m. at Oregon Ridge Park. On behalf of the Project SEARCH Interns, I am inviting you to join us to ROAR that day! Please feel free to invite your friends, family members and colleagues to participate by registering to be part of our team. If you would like to fundraise on our behalf, please do so! If not, your entrance fee will help us for sure. If you can’t join us...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Join the Disability Inclusion Network to inspire culture change and advance inclusion. Four times a year this open to the public network will get together to hear a speaker, discuss important topics, learn about current legislation and share updates about disability inclusion efforts throughout the DMV. For more information contact Lisa Handelman as Lisa.Handelman@shalomdc.org
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Committee Meetings
Event Cost:  Free; Free

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sulam Inc.
13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville MD 20853
Do you want to raise an independent self-driven child? Join Sulam for an exciting workshop with William Stixrud ph.D. and Ned Johnson, acclaimed authors of The Self - Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Special Needs, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Parenting
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunflower Bakery
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring MD 20910
Sunflower Bakery Appreciation & Graduation event
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Maryland, Adult Education, Career/Employment
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville MD 20850
Learn about JSSA’S transitions youth services • Career Exploration and Assessments • Work Adjustment Training • Job Development and Coaching • Social Engagement Programs • New Pre-Transitional Youth Program • DDA Programs Meet key transition resources • Specialized Employment Services Staff • Employer Partners • State and County Transition Representatives
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Career/Employment
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The Jewish Foundation for Group Homes is a non-sectarian, agency dedicated to enhancing the independence, dignity, choice, and community inclusion of adults with disabilities.

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Sulam, Inc., was founded to address the educational needs of Jewish students with learning differences within a nurturing Jewish day school setting.

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Friendship Circle is an innovative program designed to foster enduring and meaningful friendships between spirited teen volunteers and children with special needs.

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Sunflower Bakery, a non-profit certified kosher pareve bakery, prepares individuals with developmental or other cognitive disabilities through skilled, on-the-job training for employment in pastry, baking or related industries. Café Sunflower & Bakery has recently opened in the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Building, 6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.

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