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Monica & David
A film portraying the love story of 2 adults with down syndrome and their families who supported them. Marriage, work and the same desires and wishes to be like everyone else are poignantly expressed.
Waddie Welcome & the Beloved Community
Tom Kohler and Susan Earl
Incredibly uplifting story of Waddie Welcome, who was born July 4, 1914 in Savannah Georgia. Non-verbal and immobilized in a wheelchair with cerebral palsy, Waddie effectively created a sizeable circle of advocacy around himself. He successfully lived with families in homes rather than a hospital bed. Remarkable story.
Midor Ledor; Genetics and Genetic Diseases; Jewish Legal and Ethical perspectives
Dr. Deena Zimmerman
Detailed description of ethical and halachic implications of Jewish genetic diseases. The challenges of a family unit that cares for a child with disabilities.
A new technology that allows use of a smartphone by moving their heads.
Beit Issie Shapira
Partners for Planning; strategies and tools to plan for the best possible life for your child
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Chris Ulmer — or Mr. Chris, as his students call him — is a special education teacher at Mainspring Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. For months Mr. Chris has been sharing videos on his Facebook page, hoping to “spread empathy, understanding and awareness for children with a variety of special needs.”
However, his unique attitude allows for something even more extraordinary. Mr. Chris spends 10 minutes serving up awesome compliments to his students and giving them high-fives each morning.
Webinars and helpful information regarding employment and engaging businesses and community, equal rights as well as other issues of disability. Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi; award winning CEO
Shelly Christensen, MA, FAAIDD, Executive Director
The High Holiday Inclusive Congregations Guide, new for 5777/2016, is available as a free download for any congregation that wants to learn how the High Holy Days can be a time to affirm its commitment to inclusion and belonging… and much more on website.