Resources for Creating an Inclusive Community

(Updated December 2015)

friendsAn Inclusive Community is a stronger community.  Jewish individuals with disabilities and their families have needs that are universal to all families.  Advancing this idea of disability inclusion requires the active involvement of those already involved as well as those outside the disability community.  This page was designed to provide the tools to raise awareness, advocate for the civil rights of individuals with disabilities and advance inclusion. This crowd-sourcing guide is a community effort and we invite you to contact Lisa Handelman, Disability Inclusion Specialist to share updates and new information at Lisa.Handelman@shalomdc.org

Only by engaging as a community can we develop the vision where we need to go next to become fully inclusive. Thank you for your support to help us maintain the most up-to-date guide to facilitate full inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Return to the Disabilities and Inclusion home page on the ShalomDC website.

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Getting Started

Testimonials

Physical
Accessibility

Communication

Worship and
Ritual

Volunteer and
Employment

Social, Recreational
and Leisure

Education

Legislation and Policy 

Global Partners

Jewish Online
Resources

Additional Online Resources

Getting Started

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Testimonials

Nothing for us without us: resources created by self-advocates and family members

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Physical Accessibility

Making the physical space welcoming and inclusive for all back to top

Communication

Opening up involvement and participation for all

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Worship and Ritual

We are all created in the image of God

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Volunteer and Employment

Expanding opportunities for all is good for business
Information about employment, housing and financial assistance can be found on the Adult and Senior section of our Resources for Individuals with Disabilities webpages.  

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Social, Recreational and Leisure

Participation by the entire community

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Education

Every Jewish student deserves a meaningful Jewish education

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Legislation and Policy 

Advocating for disability inclusion

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Global Partners

Global efforts to advance disability inclusion

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Jewish Online Resources

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