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  • Advancing Special Needs Programs: Start Where the Funder Is At

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    April 26, 2013 | 6:59 pm

    In the field of social work, there’s a core concept of “starting where the client is at” meaning that the therapist or social worker needs to begin working with the client without pre-judging the situation, and not moving too far ahead of the client’s needs. So, for example, if the...

  • Inclusion: Awarding Success and Documenting the Fight

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    February 27, 2013 | 10:32 pm

    For many parents of children with special needs the word “inclusion” seems like the elusive pot of gold waiting at the end of a rainbow. You’ve heard it exists, and think it would be great, but haven’t actually ever seen it.

    Two different key events that focus on inclusion are...

  • 10 groups awarded for fostering inclusion of disabled in Jewish community

    June 12, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    The Ruderman Family Foundation announced its ten inaugural Ruderman Prize in Disability winners, for fostering full inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community.

    The foundation, which initiated the prize this year, received more than 150 applications representing...

  • $2.5 million grant will place young adults with disabilities in jobs

    June 28, 2011 | 10:37 am

    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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