Inclusion

The Levin JCC was founded with inclusion as a core value. From our zero-entry-level pool and our BRIDGES Initiative to our inclusion program for children with disabilities at Camp Shelanu, we strive every day and in every way to fully include people of all abilities. We are excited to announce that we are expanding our inclusion efforts with highly trained staff for summer camp, training for other JCC staff, and new programs designed with accessibility in mind.

For more information, to request accommodations, or to give input or feedback to our Inclusion Advisory Council, contact:
Madeline Seltman, Director of Engagement, inclusion@levinjcc.org or 919-354-4938

Join us for Inclusion Havdallah!

Save the date for October 28, 2017, at 5:30 pm for this chance to get to know other families with someone with a disability and enjoy songs, blessings, dinner, kids activities and more in a welcoming environment. More details and RSVP coming soon!

Inclusion in kids’ and adults’ programming

For most classes and programs, we can offer

  • Coordination with instructors about you/your child’s needs
  • Information in advance about schedules, expectations, etc
  • Supports such as sensory tools, one-step directions, time warnings
  • Flexibility in enrollment and refunds

For certain classes and programs, we can offer additional supports, depending on the program, such as

  • Registration support and reminders
  • Waived program fees
  • A quiet space for large events
  • Staff or volunteer buddies

In our most recent program guide, programs specially designed with inclusion in mind are marked with a heart symbol.  Some of these programs include:

JDAIM

Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month takes place annually in February. It is a time for special programming and events that promote the national Jewish agenda to raise awareness and increase resources to serve people with special needs. Check back for 2018 programs!

Family Connections

Monthly program that brings speakers and learning.  This program is geared towards family members whom are connected to an individual with special needs.  Upcoming dates coming soon.