A Model of Jewish Communal Inclusion Training in the UK (The Judith Trust)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 11:00am – 12:00pm EST

Join us for a presentation by Jo Richler about the Inclusion Campaign and other inclusion initiatives of The Judith Trust, a UK based trust (www.judithtrust.org.uk).

The Inclusion Campaign is an initative in the UK that works with synagogues and other Jewish organisations to promote the inclusion of people with learning disabilities and/or mental ill-health, and their families and carers, in whatever aspects of Jewish community life they choose. Jo will also talk about other initiatives of the trust.

About the presenter:
Jo Richler is the Policy Manager and Inclusion Campaign Coordinator for The Judith Trust.  She is also a Governor with the Delamere Trust and a member of the JSENSE Steering Committee; both charities are based in Manchester and support Jewish children with Autism and/or other Special Educational Needs.

Jo’s work and research has focused on the management of change, with a specific focus on education, special education and inclusion. She has worked for twenty five years in further and higher education as a tutor and senior manager, and she has an excellent reputation as a leader and innovator in the field of independent learning and learning resources. In 2004 she was awarded the Learning Resources Manager of the Year by the prestigious World of Learning Awards (other shortlisted nominees included the BBC and Toyota), and in 2006 she was short-listed for the DfES STAR Award for Outstanding Leadership and Inspiration.