EDUCATION & OUTREACH

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)

Classes are listed on our Languages page.  Please click here to see if we are currently offering courses.

 

CITIZENSHIP PROJECT

The Citizenship Project is a program for young adults (18-30) with developmental disabilities who want to learn more about advocacy, city issues and how to get involved in their communities.

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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

 

JEWISH DISABILITY ACCEPTANCE & INCLUSION MONTH

Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them. JDAIM is a call to action for all of us to act in accordance with our Jewish values, honouring the gifts and strengths that we each possess. Established in 2009 by the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, JDAIM is observed each February.

Mission Statement: The mission of Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month is to unite Jewish communities worldwide to raise awareness and champion the rights of all Jews to be accepted and included in all aspects of Jewish life like anyone else.

Why You Should Participate in JDAIM
• Raise awareness and affirm that inclusion and belonging are essential to wellbeing and quality of life of people with disabilities, mental health conditions and caregivers—like anyone else.
• Underscore the importance of choosing one’s own Jewish journey.
• Support people with disabilities and mental health conditions in all aspects of communal life—as they choose.
• Be part of a growing worldwide initiative to support participation and involvement in communal life.
• Advocate for the civil rights of people with disabilities and mental health conditions.
• Understand and overcome stigma, prejudice, biases, stereotypes, and myths about disability and mental health conditions.  

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SKETCH COMEDY WITH OPHIRA CALOF

Learn the fundamentals of sketch comedy writing in this 8 week course. Delving into character, point of view, structure and silliness, this course will take you through the writing process from coming up with an idea to building a finished scene, with a focus on exploring disability through comedy. At the end we'll celebrate with a live show featuring your original sketches!

 

This class welcomes all disabilities, all experience levels, and is recommended for those 18+.

 

PODCASTING 101

Learn the basics of podcasting, including recording, editing, and hosting episodes! Designed for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities and/or ASD and open to all.

PIECING YOURSELF TOGETHER WITH PENCIL

Join visual artist Lacie Williamson for this 2-day workshop in self-portrait creation! Day 1 will be the basics of portrait drawing, and Day 2 we'll get even more creative - piece yourself together using collage, shapes, textures, and more.