Inclusion & Disabilities

Inclusion Programs

Programming for individuals with disabilities and individuals of all abilities.

The EDCJCC is committed to providing young adults of all abilities opportunities to create meaningful and well-rounded lives through social engagement, vocational opportunities, fitness, community service, and educational workshops. We empower young adults, develop leaders, and support independence. We strive for inclusivity in all our programs. In addition, the EDCJCC provides a more inclusive environment for our existing programs.

For information and details regarding accessibility and accommodations, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming at joys@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3276.

Upcoming Events

Jan
19
Tue
Inclusion Jeopardy!
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Alex Trebek made the game famous, and now you have a chance to play! Answer questions about your favorite topics, and see who earns the most points. Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Questions? Please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org or Glenda Fu, Executive Director at Dreams For Kids DC, at gfu@dreamsforkids.org.

Jan
20
Wed
Inspiring Social Skills through Media
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Social skills lessons provide opportunities for adults to identify social cues and communication skills in typical social settings. This class reviews the social skills you may have learned when you were younger or in school as well as expand upon skills to use as an adult today. Using a variety of media formats as a basis for lessons helps break down the behaviors and allows for conversations and instruction on appropriate vs inappropriate behaviors.

The participants in this class will receive a handout each week on a topic and watch a short video link before class. During the class we’ll watch a variety of clips from TV shows and movies. Together we’ll discuss the behaviors and how they apply to our lives. There are opportunities to learn about different types of friendships, how to engage in conversations, verbal and nonverbal cues, appropriate use of social media, expected vs unexpected behaviors, compromising, etc.

Join Melissa Hochberg for this new program to enhance a variety of skills while virtually in the company of your peers! Registration is first-come, first-served. Limited space available. Please click here to register and use class code 13244 to find the course.

This virtual class is for participants ages 18+ and is presented in partnership with the Pozez JCC.

Jan
21
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email – all you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM the day before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Jan
26
Tue
Inclusion Dance Workshop
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

 

Glenda will teach basic dance moves and a short choreographed dance – so please join us with your dancing shoes on! Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

Questions? Please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org or Glenda Fu, Executive Director at Dreams For Kids DC, at gfu@dreamsforkids.org.

Jan
28
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join your friends for a weekly bingo night! We will send each participant a bingo card via email – all you need is to make sure that you have coins or other objects to cover each space.

Be sure to register by 5:00 PM the day before the event to make sure you get a bingo card and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions, please contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disabilities Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Ongoing Programs


Vocational Volunteering

Build your resume and references! The Edlavitch DCJCC is always looking for volunteers to come and help in our various departments. Opportunities include collecting tickets, ushering, filing, data entry, concessions, mailings, and more. We create personal consistent schedules in your area of interest or you can sign-up for opportunities that work within your schedule. Please complete the Vocational Volunteering Information Form to help support your future volunteer opportunities.

Social Programs

The EDCJCC strives to create an inclusive environment through our many social programs. Programs include monthly bowling, game nights, cooking classes, and more. In addition to our regular monthly programs, we provide a variety of diverse and engaging social programs throughout the month. We pride ourselves on developing social programs that serve our community. Our social programs are ever-evolving based on our community needs.

Buddy Up Program

The Buddy Up program strives to create friendships between young adults with and without disabilities and is part of the EDCJCC Inclusion and Disabilities programming in partnership with EntryPointDC. We are looking for young adults without disabilities who want to build peer relationships with young adults with disabilities. You can get involved as a drop-in buddy or as a year-long buddy. If you are interested in being a participant in the program, please complete the below application and an EDCJCC staff member will contact you.

Buddy Program Sign Up

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