Inclusion Programs: Programming for individuals with Disabilities

The EDCJCC has started a new initiative to provide programming for individuals with disabilities with varying degrees of disabilities. We want to welcome everyone with different abilities to enjoy the new programming being offered. We want to provide programming for all ages including but not limited to adults, teens, young adults, and elementary age children.  Currently, we are working on programming in the areas of social programming, a theater class, community service projects, and fitness classes. We would like to expand our programming to include, workshops, cooking classes, social skills classes, swimming classes, and much more. In addition, we will provide a more inclusive environment for our existing programs.


For information and details regarding accessibility and accommodations, or to learn more about opportunities to volunteer at the EDCJCC to help support the development of independent life skills, please contact Stacey Herman at staceyh@edcjcc.org or 202-777-3276.


FITNESS CLASSES FOR ALL ABILITIES

Trainers from the Spirit Club will be providing fitness classes at the EDCJCC. Those unable to independently follow instructions are welcome to participate with a 1:1 supporter.

Session 1: Tuesday, January 24th 7-8pm in the gym
Session 2: Thursday, February 2nd 7-8pm in the gym
Session 3: Sunday, February 12th 12-1pm Gym



INFORMATION SESSION:
SUMMER OF SERVICE: AN INCLUSION COMMUNITY SERVICE CAMP

Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 PM
Ina & Jack Kay Community Hall
Join us for an information session to learn more about the Inclusion Community Service Camp. Middle and High School Students of all abilities will work directly with the EDCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) to help change lives. Community service opportunities include food distribution, shelter repair, working with seniors, community clean-ups, and more. Special Education Professionals work closely with campers to make this inclusive Service Camp accessible for all abilities. Campers earn up to 30 Student Service Learning (SSL) hours per week. At the information session we will participate in community service project to support Hunger Action.
To register, please log into Campminder. If you are a family registering for the first time, please click here to create an account.




INDEPENDENT LIVING COOKING CLASS

Thursday, March 9, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
3rd Floor Kitchen/Classroom, EDCJCC
Come together to cook a delicious and healthy dinner while learning valuable independent living skills. Come prepared to work in a collaborative setting with other young adults. Each person will prepare an individual main dish, side dish, and dessert. Stay to enjoy dinner with friends. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 18 and up.



SOCIAL BOWLING POWER HOUR AT PINSTRIPES

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Enjoy a night out at PinStripes – work on your bowling skills and enjoy a snack with friends. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 18 and up.



YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SERIES
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities.

January 29, 10AM – 12PM: Removing Labels & Goal Setting
February 12, 10AM – 12PM: Group community service project off-site
February 27, 6:30 – 8:30PM: Communication Skills
March 5, 10AM – 12PM: Digital Communication Skills
March 20, 6:30 – 8:30PM: Career Search
April 3, 6:30 – 8:30PM: Resume Building
April 22, 5 – 8 PM: Networking event at DFKDC Prom
May 7, 10AM – 12PM: Learning the interview process
May 21st – May 27th: Off-site job visits
June 4, 10AM – 12PM: Group community service project off site
June 11, 10AM – 12PM: Mock interviews and final party


Contact
Stacey Herman
(202) 777-3276

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