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<p><span style="line-height: 16px;">In May 2012, members of the Jewish Education Change Network participated in a webinar with guest speaker </span>Dori Frumin Kirshner of Matan,<span style="line-height: 16px;"> on the topic of Differentiating Instruction for All Learners. Click on the link above to view the recording of the webinar (total running time: 69 minutes). You may also wish to view or download the following materials shared during the session:</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 16px;"><a href="http://www.raisingsmallsouls.com/animalschool/animalschool.swf" target="_blank">Animal School</a> (website)</span></p>

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6255 Barfield Road, Suite 100, , , 30328

<p class="MsoNormal">Amit is a central Jewish agency providing programs and services to children with special needs, ages birth to 21, and to their families, in metropolitan Atlanta.  Direct services include: a kindergarten through 8<sup>th</sup> grade Jewish day school for children with developmental disabilities; an early intervention program providing a range of services to ensure young children receive the necessary supports to succeed; parent education; professional development; a virtual parent support group; and a weekly Hebrew School for children who have not been successful in a typical congregational school setting.  Amit also acts as resource for information for families and professionals in our community and for other Jewish communities around the country.</p>

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333 Nahanton Street, , , 02459

<p>Gateways offers programs and services to children with special needs and educational challenges in Greater Boston's Jewish day schools, congregational and community preschools and Hebrew Schools, and its own supplemental settings.</p> <p>Gateways also provides professional development and ongoing coaching to teachers and administrators to learn strategies to teach every child in the classroom and to support all types of learners.</p> <p>Teen volunteers throughout the wider community are offered opportunities to mentor children in many settings.</p>

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Founded in February 2005, Hidden Sparks’ goal is to increase the capacity of Jewish day schools to address the varied needs of children with learning difficulties. Hidden Sparks develops and supports professional development programs for Jewish day schools to help increase understanding and support for teaching to diverse learners. <br /><em><br /><span style="font-style: normal;">In addition to traditional professional development resources available on the website,</span> Hidden Sparks Without Walls (WOW)</em> brings audio and online classes, at no cost, to educators nation-wide. View online recordings of previous WOW classes and lectures, or register for upcoming online classes, at the Hidden Sparks homepage.

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The Jewish Special Education International Consortium is a professional network of Directors, Coordinators and Administrators of Jewish special education services in Central Agencies for Jewish Education.The mission of the Consortium is to provide a structured forum that will enable professionals in special education to access and disseminate information and ideas on:<br /><br />--Program models and development <p class="MsoBodyText">--Specialized curriculum and technology</p> <p class="MsoBodyText">--Inclusion</p> <p class="MsoBodyText">--Professional development and support</p> <p class="MsoBodyText">--Advocacy and Legislation</p> <p>--Community relations and awareness<br /><br />You may also download archived issues of the newsletter here:<br /><br /><a class="doclink" href="index.php?option=com_docman&amp;task=doc_download&amp;gid=419&amp;Itemid=573"><img src="http://www.jesna.o ...

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News article from <em>5 Towns Jewish Times</em> highlights the success of The Initiative for Day School Excellence at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in greater Boston, a communitywide school improvement project which provides essential special education services for the community, such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and specialized reading and learning support to assist children in Jewish day schools.

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While the number of Jewish day schools has grown rapidly over the past half-century, and pupils in these schools are largely achieving good academic examination results compared to the national average, a series of key strategic issues still face the overall Jewish schooling sector. On the basis of in-depth interviews with both education providers (headteachers, teachers, educational psychologists and community professionals) and education users (parents), five strategic themes concerning Jewish day schools were identified: provision of places, human resources, financing, communication and information and special educational needs. This chapter discusses the first four of these themes, which are presented in a hierarchy of importance, beginning with the most pressing communal issues of provision of Jewish day school places and whether there are enough teachers, and going on to less immed ...

Publication Date2002
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Hidden Sparks is a non-profit fund whose purpose is to help children with learning differences reach their full potential in school and life. Hidden Sparks develops and supports professional development programs for Jewish day schools to help increase understanding and support for teaching to diverse learners.<br /><br />Of special note is Hidden Sparks Without Walls (WOW), an online offering of short-term courses on differentiated learning to teachers in Jewish day schools and yeshivas, combining audio and online content-- all free of charge.<br /><br />Hidden Sparks was named as one of the 50 Most Innovative Jewish Nonprofits in America by Slingshot 2010.

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A guide to helping synagogues become houses for all people during the High Holidays, the materials included in this packet were developed in response to frequently asked questions received by United Synagogue&rsquo;s Commission on Inclusion of People with Disabilities. <p>Jewish values teach us that each of us is created in God's image and each of us is to be valued. The mission of United Synagogue&rsquo;s Commission on Inclusion of People with Disabilities is to sensitize and educate professional and lay leadership to the profoundly important responsibility of synagogues and their programs to be accessible to those who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate in all aspects of synagogue life, and to assist Congregations in meeting the needs of members with disabilities for creating an inclusive and welcoming environment.</p> <a target="_blank" href="index.php?option=co ...

Publication Date2008
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A staff special needs advocate helps parents and professionals find the best programs and services, secure government entitlement programs, benefits and regulations and seek redress in cases where they have been denied. <br /> The Center also coordinates the Association for Jewish Special Educators and provides various services for educators and parents of 5000 Jewish children with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.

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Imagine being part of a program that enables you to earn money, give back to your community, meet other teens from around Boston and learn about yourself! How do we do all this?<br /> <br /> The Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston&rsquo;s TeenAde program offers you seminars and support for your placement as an aide in a congregational or community school. You may work individually or in small groups with students with special learning needs or in classrooms that include students with learning difficulties. The seminars are interactive, fun, and educational. You learn about special needs, Jewish views on special needs and teaching strategies. There is time to discuss, brainstorm and problem solve with your peers and the staff about the work you are doing in the classroom.<br />

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Gesher LaTorah, "A Bridge to the Torah" is a dynamic community-based Jewish special education program serving students with moderate to severe special needs ages 4 through 21 years.<br /> <br /> Gesher LaTorah's mission is based on one firm principle:<br /> Every Jewish individual has a rightful place as a proud and self-assured member of the Jewish family, the Jewish school, the synagogue and the Jewish community.<br /> <br />

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Special needs children aged five and older participate in the YAD program on Sunday mornings at the Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches. The goal of the YAD program is to bring to our children the richness of their Jewish heritage and to foster pride and self assurance in their identity as valued members of the Jewish community. <br /> <br /> The YAD program is designed to serve children who primarily attend self-contained classes in public or non-public special education facilities and who, because of their special needs, do not learn effectively in a regular Hebrew school environment.<br /> <br />

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The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based resource centers, developers and vendors, affiliates, and associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.

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PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. Today, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations. Our mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. Resources include a Computer Resource Center (used/assistive technology; software lending library, etc). parent advocacy, early childhood, employment strategies, emotional behavioral disorders, legislation, and more.

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The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. Their Religion and Disability program encourages congregations and seminaries of all faiths to become more accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities.

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Yachad / NJCD is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life.&nbsp; Yachad members participate in several inclusive activities per month. There are Yachad Chapters located throughout the United States and Canada.<br /> <br /> Yachad activities provide our members with opportunities for personal growth and enriched lives. The 'inclusive design' gives our special population their rightful place within the Jewish community, while helping to educate our community about our members' abilities and strengths.<br />

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NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals; special focus on children and youth (birth to age 22); includes listings of national resources and camp directories.

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National Cristina Foundation (NCF) provides computer technology and solutions to give people with disabilities, students at risk and economically disadvantaged persons the opportunity, through training, to lead more independent and productive lives. National Cristina Foundation is working to ensure that used computer technology resources that no longer meet an enterprise's needs are given a second productive life as a tool for developing human potential.

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The National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC) is a non-profit association whose mission is to represent private special education programs and affiliated state associations and to ensure access for individuals to appropriate private special education programs and services as vital components of the special education continuum. The association consists of private early intervention services, schools, residential therapeutic centers, and adult living programs that serve both privately and publicly placed individuals with disabilities.

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