with special needs and their families received one-on-one help by the Jewish Abilities Alliance this past year 111 children. with special needs participated in the Open Hearts/Open Doors summer camp inclusion program at the JCC this summer 160 young adults. with special needs found job coaching, vocational placement, and mentorship through JFCS. JCC Chicago welcomes campers of all abilities. Our camps are nationally recognized for including campers with wide range of learning, developmental, cognitive, social and physical disabilities into the larger camp program. Through our commitment to social inclusion, we know that everyone, with and without special needs, benefits when everyone can participate.
The Parent 2 Parent Resource Center provides guidance to families dealing with the challenges of parenting individuals with special needs. The network is staffed by parent volunteers who will be available to answer questions, share their personal experiences, and provide referrals and resources from our network of families. Disabilities and Special Needs. This peer network worked to create a Jewish community that is more supportive and inclusive of people with disabilities and their families. Over the course of four years, it moved the field. It commissioned a guide to funding disabilities and special needs, and had regular webinars on disability-related issues.
Social, recreational, cultural & educational programs & activities for children, teens & adults with Autism & other cognitive & developmental delays. Janis Robbins has served as the Coordinator of Inclusion and Support Services at the JCC since 2006. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with certifications in Elementary and Special Education. Janis was a classroom teacher for children with special needs prior to her current position at the JCC.