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Disability Inclusion Awareness Programs

Disability Inclusion Advocacy Series

We kicked off our expanded yearlong 2019 Disability Inclusion and Advocacy Series this past February, during Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month.

Pick up a brochure or visit to learn more about the diverse slate of programs that the J will host throughout the year, featuring nationally renowned speakers, inclusive arts programming, and local experts. Join us all year long to celebrate the importance of inclusion through the lens of education, advocacy, and innovation.

Melodic Connections: Common Time Community Music Making

May 19, 1pm

Join us for Common Time, an immersive, inclusive community-based music-making experience. We’ll share our unique gifts, make music, ask questions, and maybe leave a bit different than we were when we arrived. We will be guided by Jake Speed of Jake Speed and the Freddies who will share his unique style with us (blues, bluegrass, maybe a little funk?) in a way that everyone can participate in the music making. Common Time is for students, parents, musicians and music lovers. All ages and abilities are welcome.


Creating Change through Education and Advocacy
The Crisis of Violence Against the Disability Community

June 5, 6:30 – 8:30pm

The statistics are staggering: serious violent crimes are more than three times as likely to impact people with disabilities. Learn how to recognize signs of abuse, how to access and use resources for support, and the importance of self-advocacy. This panel discussion will feature individuals from YWCA’s Project CARE, Project CARE Self-Advocates, and Hamilton County Department of Developmental Disability Services (HCDDS). This program is presented in partnership with YWCA’s Project CARE, a community collaborative driven by the vision that people with disabilities be empowered to access highly effective services that are welcoming, comprehensive, and without barriers. Light refreshments will be served.

Drop-in childcare is available for a small fee. Contact for more information.


Inclusive Contemporary Arts Center Tour

Ages 6+
July 21, 12:15 – 3pm
FREE with RSVP – Sign up now, space is limited

Beat the summer head with an inclusive and interactive tour of the Contemporary Arts Center! We will meet at the JCC and take the bus downtown for a 1pm tour before returning to the J by 3pm. Explore fascinating exhibitions such as “Creatures, When Species Meet” – featuring live animals! – and works by Bubi Canal in an exhibition entitled “Woke Dreamers”. Canal is known for creating art that challenges a world that “seeks to simplify all those who don’t fit neatly into little boxes.” This tour is presented in partnership with the Contemporary Arts Center. Questions? Contact