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.

Spend Summer 2021 having fun and doing good at our inclusive Summer of Service Camp! Click here to learn more.

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

Apr
20
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Cooking
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Joy to learn how to make no-bake haystack cookies. Free to (virtually) attend, but please register in order to get the Zoom link.

 

Ingredients:
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
1 6-ounce package of chow mein noodles (3 1/2 cups) – you could also substitute pretzel sticks
1 cup crushed peanuts, optional

Supplies:
A pot or microwave-safe bowl to melt the chips
1-2 baking sheets covered with tin foil, wax paper, or parchment paper

If you have any 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.

Apr
21
Wed
Meet and Greet: Palisades Park
Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meeting at this beautiful park located in upper northwest DC will allow us to enjoy being outdoors together and practice our social skills.

Parking is available.

There is a limit of 10 people attending this get-together. All participants are required to wear a mask and stay socially distant from their peers.

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

Apr
22
Thu
Inclusion Bingo Night
Apr 22 @ 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.

Apr
26
Mon
Spring Cooking Class
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We are so excited to announce a spring cooking class in conjunction with Spirit Club! During each class, participants will be able to see each other, chat, and ask questions during the cooking process. The leader will ensure that each participant has finished each step before moving on to the next action in the recipe. Each week we will cook a different healthy meal that uses commonly-found ingredients, including chickpea cookies and one-pot pasta. We’ll send an ingredient list a week in advance to make sure you’ll have plenty of time to get your ingredients. Each participant will receive a cookbook at the conclusion of the class.

Mondays, April 26; May 3, 10, 24
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
$37.50 for eight classes

Learn more about Spirit Club by visiting spirit-club.com. If you have any questions, please email Joy Stein, Director of Inclusion & Disability Programming, at joys@edcjcc.org.

Register by Wednesday, April 21.

Apr
27
Tue
Inclusion Virtual Dance Workshop
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

If you have any 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.

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

Looking for a Buddy Click Here

Click for Buddy Up Application