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Several important Jewish organizations are standing behind a critical international treaty to support civil rights, dignity and hope for people with disabilities. However, grass-roots help is urgently needed to get it approved by the U.S. Senate before the political season overtakes...
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A $2.5 million grant to Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston will fund a groundbreaking program that places young adults with disabilities in jobs.
The Ruderman Family Foundation provided the grant to fund the “Young Adult Transitions to Work” program, which provides young...
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Sometimes it's hard to hear the reading of the Megillat Esther over the raucous screeches, foot stamping and grogger spinning that come following the reading of Haman's name on Purim. Often the reader of the megilla has to wait until the noise subsides before continuing.
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It's Thursday night at Camp Ramah in Ojai, and after most of the campers have gone to bed, more than 100 staffers squeeze into the staff lounge. Their hosts for the evening -- all clad in red T-shirts -- are the nine participants in the camp's Ezra program, a unique vocational...
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A 7-year-old boy with severe disabilities who usually spends his days in an unresponsive haze in his wheelchair is running his fingers through the mane of a miniature pony named Chocolate -- and giggling.
"It's a miracle," his mother tells Pepper Salter Edmiston, the founder of the...
April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Sherrie has cerebral palsy, which causes her hands to tremble. So when she was hired to work as an artist for L.A. GOAL in Culver City, she was concerned.
"I can't paint a straight line, because my hands shake," Sherrie told Susan Wilder, L.A. GOAL's art director.
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As a young boy with a serious disability, Frank Wexler spent most of his first 10 years in the hospital, undergoing 22 operations. Upon his release, Wexler was anxious to make up for lost time. One of the first things he did was to get a driver's license. Wexler's mother, who was...
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It's the high point of the week for Adi Maloul: an art session with friends at Beit Hagalgalim (House of Wheels) in Herzliya. The innovative support project for disabled youngsters lights up the face of the dark-skinned, short-haired 18-year-old.
Her high-tech wheelchair is parked at...
March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pmTwo recent conferences held in the Jewish community -- one on autism, the other on a wide scope of disabilities -- demonstrated the difficulties of reconciling research and reality when it comes to helping individuals with special needs.
The University of Judaism (UJ) held its...