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

Sep
25
Wed
Social Bowling Power Hour
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for our monthly night at Bowlero in Bethesda. Work on your bowling skills while enjoying pizza and social time with friends. All abilities are welcome. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Cost: $23 per person + $1.50 fee for 2 hours of unlimited bowling and fun with friends.

We will meet you at Bowlero in Bethesda.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Sep
29
Sun
Spirit Club Fitness
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Photo is of a group of people in two lines facing each other. They are wearing exercise clothing and appear to be warming up.

Join the Edlavitch DCJCC Inclusion & Disabilities program for the fall season fitness class with Spirit Club!

These classes will focus on improving body awareness, balance & stability, flexibility, functional movement, strength, endurance, speed, and agility – all while providing social opportunities and learning about overall healthy behaviors! Classes will consist of a primary exercise circuit, partner exercises, stretches, and reviewing what participants can do at home.

All participants will receive resources to help encourage healthy living at home.

Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend to provide support during the program.

Cost: $125.00 for seven classes
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM on September 29, October 13 & 27, November 10 & 17, and December 8 & 22.

Oct
6
Sun
Art Stream Drama and Storytelling
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Photo of six individuals with disabilities dressed in red and black on a stage

Join the Edlavitch DCJCC Inclusion & Disabilities program for a six-session drama class with Artstream Drama and Storytelling!

Artstream classes are specifically designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These classes will build confidence and increase engagement with people of all abilities, while building skills that are applicable in all aspects of life. Participation fosters social connections and allows participants to practice communication skills like eye contact, listening, and self-awareness.

Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend to provide support during the program.

Cost: $150.00 for six classes
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM on October 6 & 20, November 3 & 17, and December 1 & 15.

Oct
7
Mon
Inclusion Game Night
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and join us for a night of friends, fun and food.  We’ll play rounds of checkers, chess, cards, or, if you have a different game you’d like to play, bring it along! All are welcome, just bring a smile and your friendly, competitive spirit.  Suitable for ages 15+.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Oct
23
Wed
Social Bowling Power Hour
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for our monthly night at Bowlero in Bethesda. Work on your bowling skills while enjoying pizza and social time with friends. All abilities are welcome. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Cost: $23 per person + $1.50 fee for 2 hours of unlimited bowling and fun with friends.

We will meet you at Bowlero in Bethesda.

Individuals of all abilities are welcome to join us at any of these events. Anyone who needs support is welcome to bring a friend who will provide assistance during the program. For more information on accessibility, contact Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion and Disability Programs, 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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