A Guide to Funding Disabilities and Special Needs

A Guide to Funding Disabilities and Special Needs

A Guide to Funding Disabilities and Special Needs
Jewish Funders Network
Date Published: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Commissioned by the Jewish Funders Network's peer network on disabilities and special needs, and edited by Steven M. Eidelman, this 12-chapter ebook has important information for funders, with sections on: employment, synagogue inclusion, recreation, community living, and more. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field specifically for the funding community.

Table of Contents

  1. Federal Disability Policy, Allan I. Bergman
  2. Legal Rights of People with Disabilities, Arlene S. Kanter
  3. Early Childhood Education, Barbara J. Smith
  4. Briefing Guide on Special Education, Gordon L. Porter
  5. Best Practice in Community Living and Supports, Steven Eidelman and Amanda Rich
  6. School to Adulthood Transition and Post-secondary Education, Meg Grigal and Debra Hart
  7. Aging and Disability, Steven Eidelman & Amanda Rich
  8. Healthcare for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Rick Rader
  9. Employment for People with Disabilities, David Michael Mank
  10. Rehabilitation, Mark Johnson
  11. Recreation and Summer Camp, James H. Rimmer
  12. Synagogue Inclusion, Shelly Christensen

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