Education is a central component to Judaism. It is important that Jewish day schools and other Jewish programs work to individualize and make educational content accessible for all students.
There are many wonderful local and national organizations working to teach all learners, and to train teachers to meet the needs of all learners. The resources below provide information on how to make education more inclusive for people with disabilities.
Matan offers free printable resources for holidays, rituals, Hebrew reading and more, as well as JDAIM Lesson plans and an extensive webinar library. Check out Matan’s 2-minute tech tip.
Jewish Learning Venture offers JKidAccess: Inclusion Resources for Families and Educators. Resources include holiday social stories, videos on values, a social story on attending bar/bat mitzvahs, multi-sensory holiday guides and more.
Hidden Sparks has an extensive archive of webinars on topics from instructional techniques, Jewish Studies teaching, sensory processing, social skills, executive functioning and more.
Gateways has extensive resources including holidays resources for diverse learners, day school support, b’nei mitzvah preparation, disability awareness programming, and more.
JKidLA offers a wide variety of activities and resources, including tips for choosing religious school for children with disabilities.
RespectAbility’s Virtual Education Guide provides advice, resources and guidance on ensuring success for students.