Tips to be More Inclusive of People with Disabilities
Make a Lasting Impact
- Volunteer. Spend time at a Jewish organization that supports people with disabilities. Or participate in Federation’s Super Sunday on February 12th.
- Offer equal opportunities. Hire people with special needs – they can be effective employees.
- Make changes. Start an inclusion committee at your synagogue or school to make changes that create a culture of inclusion.
- Ask more questions. Is my camp handicap accessible? Does my synagogue have an American Sign Language interpreter? What will improve accessibility in my institution?
- Offer your friendship. Strength and happiness can come from the love and support of true friends.
- Donate. Designate funds to enhance an organization’s programs or building access for individuals with special needs.
- Connect for support. Contact HaMercaz, the central resource for families with children with special needs at (866) 287-8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Los Angeles Jewish Abilities Center, the community resource for Jewish adults with special needs and their caregivers, at (323) 761-8105 or LAJAC@JewishLA.org.
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