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    • Chaverim at Chome

    • Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 464-3360
    • Description: Join us on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm for “Chaverim at Chome” We will be playing fun games ...read moreJoin us on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm for “Chaverim at Chome” We will be playing fun games, doing trivia, taking virtual trips, having sing-a-longs, and much more! For more information please contact Gerry at [email protected] read less
    • Hand in Hand via Zoom

    • Location: Malibu
    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway Mailbu, CA, 90265
    • Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 456-2178
    • Description: Meetings are Thursdays, 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) through July 2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.z ...read moreMeetings are Thursdays, 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) through July 2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/73284190554?pwd=ZFNoODFaMmhqTDBFSmVrYlNaa0N5QT09 Meeting ID: 732 8419 0554 / Password: 099615 One tap mobile +16699009128,,73284190554#,,1#,099615# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,73284190554#,,1#,099615# US (Tacoma) Hand in Hand is an inclusion program that integrates youth of all abilities in an after school social program. Our program provides young adults with special needs an opportunity to socialize with mainstream peers, learn new skills, and have fun. One of the biggest challenges for children with special needs is to find appropriate programs that provide the support they need as well as opportunities to expand their world in a safe and fun environment, and our “buddy program” addresses those needs. read less
    • Musical Miracles Summer 2020

    • Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
    • Description: Thursday, June 18 - July 23 (no class July 2nd) Musical Miracles Summer Session Online: June 18 - July 23, 2020 (no ...read moreThursday, June 18 - July 23 (no class July 2nd) Musical Miracles Summer Session Online: June 18 - July 23, 2020 (no class on July 2nd) In this weekly virtual musical theater and singing class participants will learn vocal and performance techniques while building self-esteem and socializing with each other in a joy-filled virtual classroom. This class will be available for two different age groups: 5-12 and those 13 and older. Class for 5-12 year old: 1:30-2:30pm PST/3:30-4:30pm EST Class for 13+: 1:30-3:00pm PST/3:30-5:00pm EST read less
    • Miracle Project Social Skills Classes for ages 8 to 11 years old

    • Address: 400 Pico Blvd. Santa Monic, , 90405
    • Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
    • Description: Sundays 2:30-4:00pm Temporarily Taking Place Online Via Zoom Location: REALM Creative Academy 400 Pico Blvd. San ...read moreSundays 2:30-4:00pm Temporarily Taking Place Online Via Zoom Location: REALM Creative Academy 400 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction” classes practice skills needed for positive social interaction. Participants will increase their capacity to focus, take and follow directions, and ease anxiety. Among the themes this class will touch upon are: Initiating conversation and play Building communication skills Participating in non-preferred activities Self-regulation and comfort Completing a task from beginning to end Dealing with peer pressure and bullying Leadership and taking direction from peers Working together in small groups Identifying emotions Team building and group decision making Tuition can be covered by your local Regional Center | Vendor # PW7471 This class, like all Miracle Project classes, is neurodiverse and includes neuro-typical peer role models – called “co-actors”. read less
    • The Miracle Project: Social for 5 to 8 year olds Skills Groups

    • Address: 400 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, , 90405
    • Age Group: 5-35 years old
    • Date: Sunday, July 12, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Sundays 12:30-2:00 pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction ...read moreSundays 12:30-2:00 pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction” classes practice skills needed for positive social interaction. Participants will increase their capacity to focus, take and follow directions, and ease anxiety. Among the themes this class will touch upon are: Initiating conversation and play; Building communication skills; Self-regulation and comfort; Identifying emotions; Communicating wants and needs; Turn-taking and following simple direction; Participating in non-preferred activities; Two-way communication with peers; Initiating conversation and play; Pretend play; Community safety. Tuition can be covered by your local Regional Center | Vendor # PW7471 Temporarily Taking Place Online Via Zoom Location: REALM Creative Academy 400 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 read less
    • Miracle Project: A FREE Fully Inclusive Broadway and Disney Sing-A -Long Experience

    • Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
    • Description: Monday, July 13, 2020, at 4 pm. You are invited to attend The Miracle Project's online Sing-A-Long where we w ...read moreMonday, July 13, 2020, at 4 pm. You are invited to attend The Miracle Project's online Sing-A-Long where we will be singing our favorite Broadway and Disney show tunes, dancing together via Zoom, and coming together as a community to celebrate the July birthdays of our beloved community members. Sign up now and give us your requests. Don't forget to tell your friends! Suggested donation: $10 The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive theater, film, and expressive arts program focused on building communication, self-esteem, job and social skills for individuals with autism and all abilities – speaking and non-speaking. read less
    • Miracle Project Social Skills Classes for ages 11 to 14

    • Age Group: 11-14 years old
    • Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    • Description: Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction ...read moreTuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction” classes practice skills needed for positive social interaction. Participants will increase their capacity to focus, take and follow directions, and ease anxiety. Among the themes this class will touch upon are: Initiating conversation and play, Building communication skills, Participating in non-preferred activities, Self-regulation and comfort, Completing a task from beginning to end, Dealing with bullying, Leadership and taking direction from peers, Working together in small groups, Identifying emotions, Team building and group decision making, Self-advocacy, Non-verbal communication. Tuition can be covered by your local Regional Center | Vendor # PW7471 Temporarily Taking Place Online Via Zoom The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 read less
    • Miracle Project Social Skills Classes Judaica for 18 +

    • Address: 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, , 90210
    • Age Group: 18 and up
    • Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    • Description: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:15 pm Tuition can be covered by your local Regional Center | Vendor # PW7471 Temporarily Taking P ...read moreTuesdays, 5:00-6:15 pm Tuition can be covered by your local Regional Center | Vendor # PW7471 Temporarily Taking Place Online Via Zoom The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Miracle Project’s Adult Judaica (ages 18-35) class uses the mediums of Jewish music, dance, storytelling, and tradition to build self-confidence, self-advocacy skills, job skills and self esteem in a supportive, creative community. In addition to learning through the expressive arts about the weekly Torah portion, upcoming Jewish holidays, and Jewish rituals, the class prepares students to actively participate and co-lead religious services at synagogues. This class is designed for individuals needing moderate-maximum support, both speaking and non-speaking. Enrollment is ongoing. Students from this class have co-lead services at the following Jewish institutions: Adat Ari El Beit T’Shuvah Beit Chayim Chadashim Nashuva read less
    • RespectAbiliity FREE ZOOM WEBINAR SERIES Disability Access and Inclusion Training Series for Jewish Organizations and Activists

    • Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    • Description: training series so they can learn how to welcome, respect, and include people with disabilities from all backgrounds ...read moretraining series so they can learn how to welcome, respect, and include people with disabilities from all backgrounds in the important work that they do. Each of the training sessions will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. CT / 11:30 a.m. MT / 10:30 a.m. PT. RSVP To Join On Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dnh0b8fnT-GLLt1mnpt95w All sessions include American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and captions and will be screen-reader accessible. To request a copy of the accessible PowerPoint prior to the session or any additional accommodations required to participate, please email [email protected]. July 14 – “How to Ensure Accessible Events: Both Live and Virtual Across All Platforms” Headshots of Dori Kirshner, Rebecca Wanatick, and Lauren Appelbaum. Text: Training: How to Ensure Accessible Events: Both Live and Virtual Across All PlatformsMaking your event accessible is easier than you think. This session will give you a simple accessibility checklist, as well as the processes and confidence that you need to make all of your events accessible, both virtual, and in-person! Panelists Include: Dori Kirshner – Matan Rebecca Wanatick – Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Lauren Appelbaum – RespectAbility Vice President, Communications Yitzhak Perlman* – World Famous Violinist July 21 – “How to Ensure a Welcoming Lexicon, Accessible Websites, and Social Media and Inclusive Photos” Headshots of Tatiana Lee and Sharon Rosenblatt. Text: Training: How to Ensure a Welcoming Lexicon, Accessible Websites, and Social Media and Inclusive PhotosToday’s website is the front lobby of an organization, and social media is fast supplanting the more traditional ways that our organizations connect with the public. We can’t help you decorate your lobby, but we can make sure that it is warm and welcoming for Jews of all kinds, including Jews with disabilities. Come learn from our dynamic and expert team everything you need to know to open your digital door to all! Panelists Include: Tatiana Lee – Hollywood Inclusion Associate at RespectAbility Sharon Rosenblatt – Accessibility Partners August 4 – “How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives – Best Practices and Must-Haves” Headshots of Linda Burger and Dorsey Massey. Text: Training: How to Create and Implement Successful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) InitiativesJoin us as we share how to take your deep commitment to DEI and make it a reality. Learn from some truly successful leaders as they share the secret of their DEI success. Panelists Include: Dorsey Massey – Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Linda Burger – RespectAbility Board of Directors Treasurer and Jewish Family Services Houston August 11 – “How to Ensure Legal Rights and Compliance Obligations” Matan Koch smiling headshot. Text: Training: How to Ensure Legal Rights and Compliance ObligationsWhile our main focus is on doing inclusion right, at some point your organization may need to know a little bit about its legal rights and obligations. This session will cover those topics, including the special sensitivities and limitations applying to religious organizations. Panelists Include: Matan Koch – Director of RespectAbility California and Jewish Leadership Chai Feldblum* – Former EEOC Commissioner, Morgan Lewis Michael Stein* – Professor and Executive Director of Harvard Law School Project on Disability * – invited Partners/Co-Promoters for the Training Series Avodah, B’nai David-Judea Congregation, Builders of Jewish Education: JKidLA, Congregation B’nai Amoona, Congregation B’nai Emet, Congregation Kol Ami, Congregation Or Ami, Edlavitch DCJCC, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, Hebrew Union College, IKAR, Institute on Theology and Disability, Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ – Greater MetroWest ABLE, Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust and Services, Jewish Residential Services, JQ International, JVS SoCal, Jewish Women International (JWI), Keshet, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, Matan, Moment Magazine, National Ramah Tikvah Network, Ohr HaTorah Synagogue, Reconstructing Judaism, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, ROSIES Foundation, Shalhevet, Shalom Institute, Stephen Wise Temple, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, The Jewish Journal, The Miracle Project, The New Normal, The Women’s Rabbinic Network, Union for Reform Judaism, USCJ, Whole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning Venture, Yachad Los Angeles, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School This series is made possible by support from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles through a Cutting Edge Grant, The Diane & Guilford Glazer Philanthropies, The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, the Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation, Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation, and The Beverly Foundation. Social Events July 10 – Shabbat Dinner with Neil and Denise Jacobson of Crip Camp Enjoy a warm communal Shabbat experience via Zoom with Neil and Denise Jacobson. These pioneers of the disability rights movement also were among the first voices in Jewish Inclusion, and we at RespectAbility are privileged to have Neil on our board. They welcome an open discussion on their 50 years of disability rights leadership, including the part of their journey, chronicled in the recent masterpiece documentary Crip Camp, now available on Netflix, which we encourage everyone to watch for an introduction to the Jacobsons and to the disability rights movement. Denise is also the author of The Question of David: A Disabled Mother’s Journey Through Adoption, Family, and Life. read less
    • The Miracle Project Triple Threat

    • Location: City;Beverly Hills
    • Address: 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills,
    • Age Group: 13 and up
    • Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Overview About this course Tuesdays, 4:45-6:00pm – June 16th – July 21st, 2020 (No Class June 30th) In this ...read moreOverview About this course Tuesdays, 4:45-6:00pm – June 16th – July 21st, 2020 (No Class June 30th) In this weekly virtual musical theater class participants will learn vocal, acting, and performance techniques as well as voice-over skills and choreography from professional acting and vocal coaches, choreographers and directors. Additionally, students of all abilities will build self-esteem and socialize with each other in a joy-filled virtual classroom, connecting and building community during these uncertain times. Limited enrollment to allow for individualized attention and socialization between students. – All Abilities from Beginners to Advanced, with and without disabilities Participants Ages 13+ | Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced This class, like all Miracle Project classes, is neurodiverse and includes neuro-typical peer role models – called “co-actors.” If interested in volunteering as a co-actor, please click here. read less
    • Miracle Project Social Skills Classes For 18 +

    • Address: 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, , 90405
    • Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    • Description: Wednesdays 5:45pm-7:15pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interactio ...read moreWednesdays 5:45pm-7:15pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction” classes practice skills needed for positive social interaction. Participants will increase their capacity to focus, take and follow direction, and ease anxiety. Among the themes this class will touch upon are: Building and sustaining friendships; Taking and following direction; Understanding and applying feedback; Developing skills for self-advocacy; Reading social “cues”; Setting and respecting appropriate boundaries; Telling and “getting” jokes; Finding tools to ease anxiety and self-regulate; Understanding idioms; Dating; Finding creative ways to deal with teasing, bullying and cyber-bullying; Exploring deeper emotional relationships; Practicing job skills; Prioritizing self-care and personal appearance; Embracing flexibility, spontaneity, imagination and playfulness. Tuition can be covered by your local Regional Center | Vendor # PW7471 Temporarily Taking Place Online Via Zoom The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 Ages 18+ | All levels and abilities read less
    • Miracle Project Social Skills Classes for ages 14 to 17

    • Address: 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, , 90210
    • Age Group: 14-17 years old
    • Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    • Description: Wednesdays 3:45-5:15 pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction ...read moreWednesdays 3:45-5:15 pm Using improvisation, theater games and role-play, students in our “Improv for Interaction” classes practice skills needed for positive social interaction. Participants will increase their capacity to focus, take and follow directions, and ease anxiety. Among the themes this class will touch upon are: Conversational skills; Friendship making and retention; Finding common interests; Flexibility and spontaneity; Conflict management; Self-regulation and comfort; Being a team player; Social protocols; Self-advocacy; Bullying; Electronic communication; Non-verbal communication; Setting boundaries; Dating. Tuition can be covered by your local Regional Center | Vendor # PW7471 Temporarily Taking Place Online Via Zoom The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 read less
    • The Miracle Project Summer Musical Theater Camp (Ages 13+)

    • Location: Beverly Hills
    • Address: 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, , 90210
    • Age Group: 13+ Speaking & Non-Speaking
    • Date: Monday, July 27, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Location: Online via Zoom Students with autism, other disabilities, and all abilities, from beginner to advanced, s ...read moreLocation: Online via Zoom Students with autism, other disabilities, and all abilities, from beginner to advanced, speaking and non-speaking, will come together for a week of musical theater fun and excitement filled with singing show tunes, dancing, and improvisation. Students will work on communication and social skills while participating in a fun, interactive, fully inclusive community. The program will be conducted via Zoom – however, there will be lots of “off-screen” activities built into each day of camp. In summer 2020, The Miracle Project will be offering two separate weeks of summer camp. Dates: CAMP FOR AGES 13+ Dates: July 27 – 31st Time: 10 am PST/1 pm EST to 2 pm PST/5 pm EST daily CLICK HERE TO REGISTER CAMP FOR AGES 5-12 Dates: Aug. 3 – Aug. 7th Time: 10 am PST/1 pm EST to 1 pm PST/4 pm EST daily read less
    • The Miracle Project Summer Musical Theater Camp (Ages 7 - 13)

    • Location: Beverly Hills
    • Address: 9390 Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills, , 90210
    • Age Group: 7-13 (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced, Speaking & Non-Speaking)
    • Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Monday - Friday, Aug. 3 - 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Ages: 7-13 (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced, Speak ...read moreMonday - Friday, Aug. 3 - 7, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Ages: 7-13 (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced, Speaking & Non-Speaking) Location: Online Participants with autism and all abilities will join together for a fully inclusive week of musical theater immersion with songs and scenes from contemporary Broadway musicals, Disney favorites, as well as original music created by The Miracle Project. Contact Email: [email protected] read less
    • Adat Ari El Rose Engel Early Childhood Center

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: Valleys;East Valley
    • Address: 12020 Burbank Blvd. Valley Village, CA, 91607
    • Age Group: 6 weeks - 5 years old
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 766-6379
    • Description: Infant Day Care, Preschool, and Parent and Me Classes. The AAE ECC offers a loving, warm and welcoming environment ...read moreInfant Day Care, Preschool, and Parent and Me Classes. The AAE ECC offers a loving, warm and welcoming environment where children are valued for their individuality. We take our inspiration from many sources, primarily Jewish teachings and the Reggio Emilia curriculum philosophy, within a safe, creative and stimulating setting. The children's Jewish experiences are based upon the joy of celebration, song, ritual, and the important connection between the community and the family. The children develop a sense of pride in and a love for their Jewish heritage and the special ways we celebrate Judaism as part of Jewish family life. Every child is unique, with their own interests, learning style, growth timetable, and culture. Learning takes place through our developmentally-based program that values the child's innate curiosity, ability and creativity, as teachers help to shape the curriculum around the children's ideas. When given the time, space, and opportunity to interact in a meaningful environment, a child will construct new ideas through investigation and research in order to link them to existing knowledge. These opportunities enable children to develop a strong sense of community, self-reliance, and are given the foundation for critical thinking necessary throughout life. Extended Hours 7:30am-6pm. Contact Phone: (818) 766-6379 Website: www.aaeecc.org read less
    • AYSO Region 76: VIP Sunday Soccer for Children & Teens with Special Needs

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: The AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing s ...read moreThe AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing soccer in an organized and safe environment. Teen and parent volunteers are an important part of this program. All games will be played in the Beverly Hills area on Sundays from 10-11AM during March & April. Volunteer hours towards schools and colleges are available. No experience necessary to be a player or volunteer (just a big heart) as we will train you. Contact Person: Brian Ashkenazi; Email: [email protected]; Address: La Cienega/Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Website: http://ayso76.org/Program/vip.cfm read less
    • Big Brothers and Sisters for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (323) 456-1157
    • Description: Siblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a ...read moreSiblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a role model or just a good friend. They are there to go places, do things with, talk to or just hang out - Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters always have a sense of what to do. Do you have children with special needs? Maybe their siblings could benefit by having a Jewish Big Brother or Sister! JBBBSLA is here for Jewish families of all configurations! Contact Person: Leeron Tzalka; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (323) 456-1168; Website: https://www.jbbbsla.org/ Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone:(323) 456-1155 read less
    • BJE Project EnAble

    • Description: The goal of Project EnAble is to promote accessible specialized services for students who need additional support in ...read moreThe goal of Project EnAble is to promote accessible specialized services for students who need additional support in Jewish schools. Through Project EnAble, students are mentored and academically engaged during the school day. Systems are in place for ongoing student and family support and feedback. Project EnAble is proud to provide integrated professional development workshops for schools to support the clinical and educational work being done to accommodate diverse learning styles. Following the first year planning period, Project EnAble was implemented in 2 BJE schools in October 2017. Currently, students can receive specialized support in the areas of Language Arts (including Reading and Writing), Math, foreign language, and Executive Functioning skills (including organizational and time management) as well as building a relationship with others. Accommodating and prioritizing the needs of all learners is a goal to which BJE and its affiliated schools aspire. Project EnAble creates a mechanism for providing needed services for students within the context of the school day, making it possible for more student success and for families to consider and remain in Jewish day schools. For further information about Project EnAble, please contact Project EnAble Director, Michelle Porjes, 323-761-8641. read less
    • Camp Chesed

    • Location: North Valley;Northridge
    • Address: 8939 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA, 91324
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 349-3932
    • Description: June 17th - June 28h, 2019 at Leichman High School. Camp Chesed opened its doors in 1995 and remains the oldest camp ...read moreJune 17th - June 28h, 2019 at Leichman High School. Camp Chesed opened its doors in 1995 and remains the oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs and the only 100% free camp to all campers. With tons of exciting ventures. We hope to see you all there. Camp Chesed/Camp Dora Hauser is Los Angeles' oldest camp for Jewish children with special needs. Our camp is predicated on our campers having the time of their life and we provide 2-3 high school and/or college counselors per camper. Each year we take our campers, counselors and their whole families to Disneyland or another sleepover park and in our 12-year existence we never charge or ask that our campers pay for any of our events! http://www.campchesed.com/ read less
    • Camp Ramah Special Needs Family Camp - Camp Ohr Lanu

    • Location: Ojai
    • Address: 385 Fairview Road Ojai, CA, 93023
    • Age Group: 4-14
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (888) 226-7726
    • Description: Camp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, suppo ...read moreCamp Ohr Lanu is a camp for the whole family! Families come together for a retreat of study, prayer, respite, support, and fun in the beautiful hills of the Ojai Valley. Children with special needs ages 4 to 14, along with their parents and siblings, will enjoy specialized, therapeutic programming in a supportive environment. Ohr Lanu’s warm, caring staff includes trained special educators, behavior and family education specialist, and individual counselors paired with each family. All campers will experience the fun of summer camp participating in activities such as drama, dance, music and art and siblings will participate in their own group activities, helping create bonds in a supportive environment. Parents will engage in texts, networking, and relaxation. Together families will enjoy everything Camp Ramah offers: an Olympic size swimming pool, ropes course, hiking trails and more. For Parents: Shabbat services and study Support and discussions based on Torah study and spirituality. Opportunities to meet other families with similar challenges and to exchange ideas and resources Opportunities to network and create connections with other local organizations and professionals. For the Entire Family: Shabbat services, activities and Havdallah. Our annual talent show! Daily family time to enjoy camp activities such as swimming, hiking, and ropes course, Daily fun evening activity planned by our counselors For Special Needs Children and Siblings: Scavenger hunts and games, Drama games and singing, Discussion/Storytelling, Sibling workshops, Daily focus activities (art, drama, dance, music) lead by trained professionals Accommodations: Family accommodations include hotel-style rooms with individual climate control and private baths. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Address: 30345 Canwood Street Agoura Hills, CA
    • Description: The Friendship Circle's mission is to bring friends and smiles to children with special needs and peace of mind ...read moreThe Friendship Circle's mission is to bring friends and smiles to children with special needs and peace of mind to their parents; to foster the values of volunteerism and compassion among our youth and to ultimately realize the community's responsibility for its members with special needs. The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that addresses the challenges facing the families of children with special needs in a novel and innovative way. The program begins with the pairing of local teenagers with children for weekly "Friends at Home" visits but hardly ends there. Through a full range of activities and events, the Friendship Circle creates its own special environment of friendship and love. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Hangin with Friends

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Age Group: 16-25 years old
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Sundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27, February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and tim ...read moreSundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27, February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details. Following the Friendship Circle model of pairing individuals with special needs with typical volunteers for pastimes of friendship and recreation, Hangin with Friends offers activities and modes of entertainment that are more age-appropriate for young adults. Scavenger hunts, community service projects, educational field trips, social outings, shopping sprees, gift and greeting-card campaigns for soldiers standing in the front lines in the defense of freedom - are some of the highlights of the Hang'n with Friends itinerary. Finally, adults with special needs are receiving the love, joy and friendship they too so desperately need and deserve. For adults with special needs ages 15+. (818) 865-2233. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details. Website: http://www.friendshipcircleca.org. read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Miracle Sports League

    • Location: Conejo Valley;Valleys
    • Address: 1000 Kanan Rd. Oak Park, CA, 91377
    • Age Group: ages 6 and up
    • Contact Phone: (818) 865-2233
    • Description: Thursdays, March 19, April 1, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and June 4, 2020 Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Ages: 6+ Under the dire ...read moreThursdays, March 19, April 1, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and June 4, 2020 Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Ages: 6+ Under the direction of an experienced sports coach, children with special needs are able to interact with our teen volunteers while enjoying a wide range of mainstream sports such as basketball, soccer, and handball. The weekly nature of this program throughout the year enables children to build up their motor skills and hand-eye coordination while having fun on the court. No fee. Prior reservations required. For more information please call (818) 865-2233. Oak Park Community Center: 1000 Kanan Rd., Oak Park, CA 91377. http://www.friendshipcircleca.org read less
    • Conejo Valley Friendship Circle Presents: Teen Fitness Club

    • Location: Woodland Hills
    • Address: 23241 Ventura Blvd #119 Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
    • Description: Sundays - June 7, 2020, from 12:30 pm - 1:30pm Once a month teens with special needs enjoy a wide range of speciall ...read moreSundays - June 7, 2020, from 12:30 pm - 1:30pm Once a month teens with special needs enjoy a wide range of specially customized workouts under the guidance and supervision of professional trainers and instructors. Gway Fitness generously donates their wonderful gym facility for this awesome program. Attending young adults engage in cardio exercises, weight training, boxing, calisthenics, and aerobics. In addition to having fun and improving circulation, this program gives teens an opportunity to socialize with peers and learn the importance of maintaining good health and physical fitness. GWay Fitness 23241 Ventura Blvd #119, CA 91364 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 read less
    • ETTA

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 13034 Saticoy Street North Hollywood, CA, 91605
    • Description: WELCOME TO ETTA ETTA provides programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, in ...read moreWELCOME TO ETTA ETTA provides programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, independent and active lives. ETTA serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, and is one of the premier providers of such services on the West Coast. ETTA's services include residential housing, case management, employment training and placement, educational services and social services. read less
    • Friendship Circle Los Angeles

    • Location: City;Valleys
    • Address: 1952 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Description: The Friendship Circle's mission is (1) to provide Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of s ...read moreThe Friendship Circle's mission is (1) to provide Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences; (2) to provide their parents with respite and support; and (3) to enrich, inspire and motivate Jewish teenagers through sharing of themselves with others. read less
    • Friendship Circle Los Angeles Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP)"

    • Location: City
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM. Session #3: March 26, March 2, March 23, March 30, 2020 The Mitzvah Volunteer Program ...read moreThursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM. Session #3: March 26, March 2, March 23, March 30, 2020 The Mitzvah Volunteer Program is a four-week orientation program for boys and girls that teaches our volunteers how to interact with children who have special needs. Volunteers will learn about various disabilities, appropriate conduct when volunteering, the importance of giving back to the community and the huge impact they can make on others. For Boys and Girls in 6th-8th Grades. For more information, please call Chanie at 310-280-0955 or email at [email protected]. read less
    • Friendship Circle Los Angeles Sunday circle and TTYA

    • Address: 1952 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 280-0955
    • Description: March 22, April 26, May 3, 17, June 7, 2020. 11:00am-1:00pm Sunday Circle enables parents to leave children in t ...read moreMarch 22, April 26, May 3, 17, June 7, 2020. 11:00am-1:00pm Sunday Circle enables parents to leave children in the hands of qualified professionals and loving volunteers. Your 2 wonderful hours together enjoying music, art, sports and our state of the art inclusive playground. Torah Teens & Young Adults is a revolutionary new program that will provide Jewish teens and young adults with social interaction and life skills while cultivating a strong Jewish identity. 1952 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 read less
    • Friendship Circle of Los Angeles: Hebrew School for Children with Special Needs

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: City;Pico Robertson
    • Address: 1952 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Days School meets: Sundays
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 277-3252
    • Description: May 3, May 17, June 7, 2020. ONLINE Friendship Circle recognizes the need to provide a Jewish education for child ...read moreMay 3, May 17, June 7, 2020. ONLINE Friendship Circle recognizes the need to provide a Jewish education for children who have special needs in Los Angeles. Our cutting edge Hebrew school offers a supportive, developmentally appropriate environment where Jewish kids who have special needs are able to learn about their heritage. Volunteers are on hand to give individualized attention to the students. This is a Hebrew school your child will WANT to attend! For more information or to enroll your child, email [email protected] or call 310-280-0955 read less
    • HaMercaz

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (866) 287-8030
    • Description: Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: [email protected] Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: [email protected] Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire ...read moreContact Person: Sarah Blitzstein Email: [email protected] Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030 Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048 Website: http://www.hamercaz.org A one-stop program for Jewish families with children with special needs and developmental disabilities. Families become connected with a network of services providing on-going assistance with special needs programming at synagogues, schools and camps in the Jewish community. HaMercaz offers parent workshops and support groups and is available to provide staff training and professional development. read less
    • JLA Trust

    • Location: City;South Bay;Valleys
    • Address: 6505 Wilhire Blvd. Suite 450 Los Angleles, CA
    • Description: Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust) ensures that children and adults with disabilities are able to ob ...read moreJewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust) ensures that children and adults with disabilities are able to obtain a high quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security and peace of mind. We are open to beneficiaries of all faiths and backgrounds. ​We use available trust funds to help improve well-being beyond a client’s current status quo, facilitate budgeting decisions. We take a holistic and person-centered approach to connecting beneficiaries and their families to other agencies and resources that will contribute to a higher quality of life. read less
    • Maagalim Community Circles

    • Location: West Valley
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: MAAGALIM COMMUNITY CIRCLES is a non-profit organization, providing social integration for youth and young adults wit ...read moreMAAGALIM COMMUNITY CIRCLES is a non-profit organization, providing social integration for youth and young adults with autism and other special needs, so they can create friendships, engage in activities and enjoy inclusive social events with an endless circle of support in a loving environment. Our Vision: We strive to create a compassionate community in which individuals with special needs are fully embraced as equal members, and to empower teen volunteers to become engaged and caring community leaders. read less
    • Make Miracles - Volunteer for the Miracle Project!

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: BE PART OF A MIRACLE! The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors ...read moreBE PART OF A MIRACLE! The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors.” Co-actors are peer role models — participating alongside those with autism and other disabilities serving as a friend, classmate, and creative partner. Co-actors with The Miracle Project will be trained in Elaine Hall’s “Inclusion from WithIn” methodology and might have the opportunity to perform with The Miracle Project in live productions or on film. We welcome co-actors of all ages and all backgrounds and encourage siblings and similar-age relatives (such as cousins) of program participants to serve as co-actors in classes, as well. To sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application. For more information about volunteering, contact [email protected]. read less
    • Ner Shoshana

    • BJE Affiliated
    • Location: City
    • Address: 7353 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90036
    • Contact Phone: (818) 985-3882
    • Description: Located on the campus of Bais Yaakov High School, the Ner Shoshana class provides support and learning in the areas ...read moreLocated on the campus of Bais Yaakov High School, the Ner Shoshana class provides support and learning in the areas of social skills, life skills and functional academic skills in addition to Jewish education for high school and post high school age girls with a variety of developmental disabilities. Phone: (818) 985-3882; Address: 7353 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Website: http://www.etta.org read less
    • Our Space Religious School for Special Needs

    • Location: Valleys;Encino
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4069
    • Description: OURSPACE at Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Aliyah synagogues offers informal and formal educational programs involvin ...read moreOURSPACE at Valley Beth Shalom and Temple Aliyah synagogues offers informal and formal educational programs involving the arts, music, multi-sensory and multi-modality experiences. Throughout the OurSpace programs, social opportunities for the participants with special needs, and their families, happen. Living a full Jewish life, participation in Tikun Olam, doing Mitzvot, celebration of life cycle events, Jewish Holidays, Shabbat, Havdallah, meaningful and spiritual prayer services, and participation in community wide programs, happens. For more information please contact Susan North Gilboa at [email protected] or call at (818) 530-4069. 6025 Valley Circle, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 & 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 http://www.OurSpaceLA.org read less
    • Shaare Tikva (Gates of Hope)

    • Location: Valleys;Encino
    • Address: 15739 Ventura Blvd. Encino, CA, 91436
    • Age Group: 3-18 years old
    • Days School meets: Sundays
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (818) 530-4069
    • Description: Shaare Tikva is a weekly program filled with learning, prayer, song and socializing for children ages 3-18 years old ...read moreShaare Tikva is a weekly program filled with learning, prayer, song and socializing for children ages 3-18 years old with developmental delays and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am. Synagogue membership not required. For more information please contact Susan North Gilboa at [email protected] or call (818) 530-4069 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436 http://www.vbs.org read less
    • Shemesh Experiences - Culinary Arts, Farming & Gardening Arts, and Ceramic Nature Arts

    • Location: Hollywood
    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA, 90265
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 12:15 PM ShemeshFarms, an initiative of Shalom Institute is excite ...read moreTue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 12:15 PM ShemeshFarms, an initiative of Shalom Institute is excited to offer enrichment classes each month through June 2020. Jewish Federation of Los Angeles gifted us with the opportunity to create a menu of classes for young adults with diverse abilities as well as young adults with all abilities to take classes at no cost in the areas of: Culinary Arts, Farming & Gardening Arts, and Ceramic Nature Arts. Most classes will take place at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue. For the month of October here are the one-time classes being offered. You can sign up for one or all three. Spaces are limited. If a class is full you will be notified. If you are an organization with clients, please either sign in with your client's name or your organization's name. Please reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] and include your name ( or name of organization) and the name of the class(es) you wish to sign up for. You will get an email back with a confirmation. Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue ( and a few other locations) 24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 read less
    • Shemsh Farms

    • Location: Malibu
    • Address: 24855 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA, 90265
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Shalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the com ...read moreShalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the community, and empowers them through meaningful employment, skill development, socialization, and provides them a purpose. ShemeshFarms employees – called Farm Fellows – work on Shemesh Organic Farm planting and harvesting, and creating our signature ShemeshFarms herb-infused culinary salts, Malibu pink pepper, and spices which we sell at ShemeshFarm Stands at Los Angeles area Farmer’s Markets and on Shemeshfarms.com. The Farm Fellows participate in every aspect of the enterprise which includes branding, marketing, farming, product development, sales, and packaging and shipping the products sold via our online store. Farm Fellows also create crafts to sell at the Farmer’s Markets and spend time in health and wellness activities – such as hiking and yoga – while at Shalom Institute. For more information, contact our ShemeshFarms Director, Michelle Cait at [email protected]. read less
    • Shutaf Inclusion Programs for Children with Special Needs in Jerusalem

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (347) 205-5609
    • Description: August 4- August 22, 2019. YSummer camp is the best. Three wonderful weeks of fun and friendship. Shutaf fills the A ...read moreAugust 4- August 22, 2019. YSummer camp is the best. Three wonderful weeks of fun and friendship. Shutaf fills the August gap for working parents who need appropriate and affordable answers for their children, with and without disabilities. Children attending general education programs, either in inclusion programs or those without disabilities, finish school in late June, leaving them 8-10 weeks of vacation. For children enrolled in special education programs, school year programs generally finish in mid-July or early August. Shutaf camp is the answer! Camp offers 3-weeks for 110 participants, ages 6-25 via 3 tracks: Campers, ages 6-13, enjoy traditional camp activities; Teen Explorers, ages 14-25, focus on social skills, and preparation for adulthood, Junior counselors, ages 16-20, experience mentored and supportive employment opportunities, part of our year-round, vocational track. The camp day runs from 8:45am-2:00pm. See camp in action! Contact Person: Beth Steinberg; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (347) 205-5609; Address: , Jerusalem, CA; Website: http://www.campshutaf.org/what-we-do/shutaf-camps/ read less
    • Temple Isaiah - Kesher Program

    • Location: City
    • Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90064
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: 310/277-2661, x27
    • Description: Religious school program for children with developmental disabilities ages 5-9. Contained class for children who can ...read moreReligious school program for children with developmental disabilities ages 5-9. Contained class for children who can't be mainstreamed, other children are placed in classrooms with aides. Two hours per week, with a possibility of a third hour studying Hebrew language one-on-one with a teacher. Synagogue membership not required. read less
    • Temple Isaiah Preschool

    • Location: City
    • Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90064
    • Age Group: 2 - 5 years old
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 553-3552 X 22
    • Description: We offer an NAEYC and BJE accredited program to children aged 2-5. We have great teacher to child ratios, with a st ...read moreWe offer an NAEYC and BJE accredited program to children aged 2-5. We have great teacher to child ratios, with a staff that is highly educated and a community that is warm and nurturing. Clergy and specialists play an active role in our program which is welcoming to all children. Contact Person: Tamar Andrews; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 553-3552; Address: 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064; Website: http://www.templeisaiah.com/preschool read less
    • The Miracle Project Presents: Autism: The Sequel Premiering Tuesday on HBO

    • Description: HBO will be premiering Autism: The Sequel - the follow-up to the 2006 Emmy-award winning film Autism: The Musical, w ...read moreHBO will be premiering Autism: The Sequel - the follow-up to the 2006 Emmy-award winning film Autism: The Musical, which introduced The Miracle Project to the world. Autism: The Musical followed five children with autism and their families as they prepared for and performed an original musical as part of The Miracle Project. Autism: The Sequel follows the five original subjects 12 years later - including TMP Founder and Executive Artistic Director Elaine Hall and her son Neal Katz. The film highlights how each of the young adults with autism, now all in their early 20s, are learning to navigate what independence means to them and how to manage challenges and triumphs. read less
    • The Vista Autism Center Miracle Theatre Program

    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322
    • Description: Act, Sing, Dance, Connect! Miracle Theatre is a socialization program that uses the arts to foster communication, se ...read moreAct, Sing, Dance, Connect! Miracle Theatre is a socialization program that uses the arts to foster communication, self-confidence and group dynamics for children with autism and other special needs (ALL abilities welcome). Classes in dance, drama, music and musical theatre for ages 7 and up. All children and teens join together with typical peers to create joyful, meaningful relationships. Contact Person: Naomi Salamon; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322; Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://vistadelmar.org read less
    • Vista Inspire: Post Nes Gadol

    • Location: City
    • Address: 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90034
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322
    • Description: Post Nes Gadol is a program designed for Jewish teens with special needs who have already celebrated their B'ne ...read morePost Nes Gadol is a program designed for Jewish teens with special needs who have already celebrated their B'nei Mitzvah. It provides participants with a sacred space to gain a deeper understanding of their own Jewish identities, create friendships and participate in Jewish community through further exploration of Jewish concepts and values. This class is held on Mondays from 3:30-5:15PM. Contact Person: Jennifer Brook; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322; Address: 3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034; Website: http://www.vistadelmar.org read less
    • Yachad Los Angeles

    • Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, , 90035
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 948-8307
    • Description: Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individual ...read moreYachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad LA offers weekly social programs for children, teens & adults, relationship building courses, social media workshops, shabbaton experiences, a birthright trip and summer programs. Teen community service opportunities are available. Email: [email protected]; Phone: (310) 948-8307; Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; Website: http://yachad.org read less