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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 / Events

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Monday, September 18, 2017 / Events

October 17, 2017| Mood “Disorder” Peer-Led Support Group for Jewish Women

LED BY:  A Trained  Female Peer-Leader.  The group is culturally geared towards women living in Torah-observant communities.   WHERE:  Yad HaChazakah-The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center 1389 East 18th Street, (Between Aves M and N) Brooklyn, NY Lower Level  “C”  Meeting Room ( Wheelchair Accessible) Near the Q Train and B9 Bus. Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 AM-12:00 Noon To …Read more >

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / news

Hurricane Harvey – Important Resources and How You Can Help

Hurricane Harvey: The Expected Impact on People with Disabilities Utter devastation. The magnitude and relentlessness of Hurricane Harvey is beyond comprehension. The lives of millions of people have been turned upside down in Texas.  Louisiana is now being drenched by Harvey. We watch roads turn into waterways while dismantled houses float upon them. Resident’s belongings are buried in the debris …Read more >

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / news

Join the YadEmpowers Alliance Today!

You can make a difference.   People with physical, hearing, vision, and learning disabilities still face barriers to communal worship; yeshivas; Torah learning events and internet videos; as well as to stores, restaurants, and event halls.   Those who are autistic are still misunderstood and not properly accommodated and people with mental health conditions are still stigmatized. The YadEmpowers Alliance was launched …Read more >

Monday, October 10, 2016 / Views

“DISABILITY” EMPOWERS US; “SPECIAL NEEDS” WEAKENS US

(Written for The Jewish Press‘ Building Blocks Magazine, September 2016) “Special needs” terminology is insidiously poisonous.  This euphemism seems innocuous, but, in actuality, it corrodes and undermines the very strides for dignity, respect, and equality for which disability activists have crawled up the U.S. Capitol steps, effected the longest Federal agency sit-in in American history, and undergone arrests for civil …Read more >

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