3 Easy Ways to Support JDAIM

Responsive image

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities and those who love them. Established in 2009 by the Jewish Special Education International Consortium, JDAIM is observed each February.

Looking for an easy way to celebrate JDAIM and be an ally to your friends and loved ones with disabilities? Try one, or all, of the ideas on this list.

Read a Story

 

Responsive image

 

Parents and tweens can participate in JDAIM Reads! by reading the PJ Our Way selection, Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar. Find discussion questions, videos, and more, at pjourway.org.

Looking for something to read with younger children? Here are 9 Kids’ Books to Read During JDAIM.

Share Information

Responsive image

Tell friends about JDAIM, share articles and blog posts about inclusion, AND work with organizations that you are part of to develop and refine inclusion and accessibility policies. Here are some links that you can share on social media:

Include Everybody

Responsive image

When children are taught to regularly include their peers from a young age, inclusion becomes part of their social routine. Playdates are tons of fun but can also feel intimidating to plan, regardless of a child’s abilities or needs. Here are five tips from the pros that guarantee everyone at your get together has a good time.

PJ Library offers special needs enrollment. If you have or know of a child with any special learning needs who is older than the oldest age group of their PJ Library community, but who may nevertheless benefit from the PJ Library materials offered, please contact your local PJ Library Community Program Professional. PJ Library welcomes the child's enrollment in any age group deemed appropriate. For more information, write to info@pjlibrary.org