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 will provide programming for all ages including but not limited to adults, teens, young adults, and elementary age children.  The EDCJCC strives to provide programming in the areas of social opportunity, a theater class, community service projects, and fitness classes. We would like to expand to include workshops, cooking classes, social skills classes, swimming classes, and much more. In addition, the EDCJCC 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 or 202-777-3276.


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.

Social Bowling Power Hour at Bowlmor
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Enjoy a night out at Bowlmor – 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 16 and up.

Game Night at the EDCJCC

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Come and join us for a night of friends, fun, and food. We'll play rounds of checkers, chess, poker, and more. All are welcome; just bring a smile and your best competitive spirit. Got another game you want to play? Bring that along too! Suitable for ages 18 and up.

Fitness Classes for All Abilities with Spirit Club
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The EDCJCC is introducing fitness classes for individuals of all ages, levels, and abilities. Trainers from the Spirit Club will be providing these fitness classes. Those unable to independently participate in the class are welcome to bring a volunteer supporter for 1:1 participation.

Independent Living Community Cooking Class
Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Summertime means barbecues and fresh produce
what a great time to be a food lover! From burgers to fresh salads to fruit pies, let’s take advantage of everything summer has to offer and get cooking in the kitchen. Ages 16 and up. All abilities welcome. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Sign-up for all four classes upcoming classes to receive a discounted rate!

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.

April 3, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Mentor Training
April 23, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Removing Labels & Goal Setting

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities to support independent living?  The EDCJCC is looking for volunteers to come and help in our various departments. Opportunities include ticketing, filing, working with our fitness center, and more. Please contact Stacey Herman at or 202-777-3276 for more details regarding April opportunities.

Dance for PD® – A Unique Dance Program for People with Parkinson Disease and Their Care-Partners

Fridays, 2:30-3:30 pm at the EDCJCC
Presented by Bowen McCauley Dance, this free class decreases physical symptoms while improving balance and mobility.  

Stacey Herman
(202) 777-3276

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