The Inclusion/Special Needs Job Track at the 2019 Professional Conference is designed to promote exemplary inclusion practices in JCCs. Job Track sessions will address content knowledge/current research, programming methods, strategic visioning, advocacy work, program evaluation, and lots of peer-to-peer learning and sharing.
Special Needs Job Track Leaders: Robin Ballin | Senior Vice President, Program Development | Director of JCCs of North America Biennial Convention and Dr. David Ackerman, Senior Vice President | Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Jewish Education
Session Title #1:Welcome to the Inclusion Learning Exchange
Description: This opening session lets participants get to know one another and to share their most effective programming ideas
Session Title #2:The National Inclusion Standards Project
Description: The National Inclusion Project is devoting time to developing standards for recreational settings. This session will present the standards and discuss their application and implementation in JCCs.
Session Title #3:Inclusive/Universal Design
Description: Designing for inclusion is much easier than adapting for inclusion. This session explores universal design as a model for inclusive program planning.
Session Title #4:The Social Side of Disability and Inclusion
Description: Social skills are critical for living in community. This session addresses the current research on the impact of disability on social interactions
Session Title #5: Staff Training
Description: Effective inclusion depends upon everybody’s efforts. This session focuses on how to help your JCC’s general staff acquire an inclusive mindset and practice.