Disabilities and Special Needs
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On February 19, funders from around JFN and the peer network on disabilities and special needs joined in a webinar with, Becca Hornstein, executive director of the Council for Jewish with Special Needs in Scottsdale, Ariz. Becca shared practical approaches to building a more inclusive Jewish community, offering insights as a parent and as a community professional.
What happens when you go on a road trip with a group of funders?
In July, JFN and FJC led a 3 day road trip for funders to visit summer camps for children with disabilities. The group included funders experienced in funding Jewish camps and funders experienced in funding programs for people with disabilities, most of whom are members of the JFN disabilities peer network. From the moment are bus started moving the learning commenced. The learning wasn’t from office ‘presenters’ but was peer-to-peer. Funders with varied expertise and experience in camping and disabilities learned from each other. Discussions started with the practicalities related to the using camps year-round and funders are concerned about that (more respite opportunities for families).
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By Andres Spokoiny, JFN President and CEO
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