Inclusion & Disabilities

Inclusion Programs

Programming for individuals with disabilities; 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 or 202-777-3276.


Upcoming Events

Summer of Service Camp Information Session 2
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for an information session to learn more about the Inclusion Community Service Camp. Teens of all abilities will work directly with the EDCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service and Inclusion & Disability professionals, making this service camp accessible to all. Service opportunities will include food preparation and distribution, shelter repair, community clean-ups, and more. Campers earn up to 30 Student Service Learning (SSL) hours per week.

Transportation is available from Montgomery County.

High School Week (rising grades 9-12): July 8 – July 12
Middle School Week (rising grades 6-8): July 15 – 19

Inclusion Game Night
Apr 8 @ 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

Social Bowling Power Hour
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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: $18 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

Dream For Kids DC Prom: A Magic Kingdom
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the EDCJCC, Dreams for Kids DC, and On The Edge Children’s Foundation for the magical 2019 prom. This special evening will feature a red carpet, VIP guests, entertainment, snacks, and more! Teens and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities are invited to dance the night away; volunteers are appreciated to help make this a magical experience.

Get your tickets now!

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.

To sign-up for one time volunteer opportunities click here.

Please contact Joy Stein at or 202-777-3276 for more details regarding Vocational Volunteer opportunities


Social Programs

The EDCJCC strives to create an inclusive environment through our many social programs. Programs include monthly bowling, game nights, cooking classses, 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. Check us out!

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 and there are two ways to get involved with this great opportunity, drop-in buddy or year-long buddy. If you are interested in being a participant in the program please complete the below application and an EDCJCC staff will contact you. Inclusion Event Calendar.

Buddy Program Sign Up

Looking for a Buddy Click Here

Click for Buddy Up Application

Inclusion Fitness

Here at the EDCJCC we know how important fitness is for a healthy lifestyle. We are excited to offer a variety of fitness classes for individuals of all abilities. This year we are introducing an adapted aquatics swim class, Zumba fitness, and more. Check out all our upcoming fitness programs here.

Your Path to Success

Are you looking forward to the experience and skill-work needed to thrive in the professional adult world? Your Path to Success is a MENTORSHIP program that pairs young adults of all abilities with a mentor to support them during workshop courses, networking events, and site-visits. We will focus on resume building, interview skills, social skills, and more.

Summer of Service Camp

Teens of all abilities work directly with the EDCJCC’s Community Service program to change lives. Earn up to 30 Student Service Learning (SSL) per week.
Co-sponsored by Respectability USA.
*Limited spots for middle school registration open*
*High school registration closed*