Disability Inclusion

Instructors: Meredith Polsky and Michelle Steinhart of Matan

People with disabilities constitute the largest minority group in the United States, with at least 20% of the population identifying as having one or more disabilities. Talking about disability inclusion, however, is complex; our awareness and understanding of disability is constantly evolving.  

Invariably, there are participants in your programs that identify as having a disability, whether or not you are aware of them. By creating programs and experiences through a lens of inclusivity and accessibility from the outset, you will not only create a more successful experience for your current constituents, but you will also be better equipped to expand your outreach to include people with diverse abilities.      

 This Master Class, led by Meredith Polsky and Michelle Steinhart from Matan, will establish a foundation of exploring disability inclusion through Jewish text, secular legislation in the United States, and the disability movement as a whole.  

By the end of this class you will:  

  • Understand why and how to create spaces and programs that are inclusive of people with diverse needs.  
  • Feel comfortable interacting with people with disabilities in ways that are respectful and inclusive.  
  • Be able to articulate inclusive values, language, and ideas to the rest of the staff at your organization.  
  • Understand the landscape of the disability community, and why that context matters in your work.   

This class is for you if:  

  • You are responsible for programmatic activities within your organization or oversee staff responsible for programming.   
  • You are unsure about the best approach to successfully include individuals with disabilities.  
  • You recognize the importance of disability inclusion but just don’t know where to start.   
  • You are interested in thinking through ways to reach more constituents with physical or developmental disabilities, cognitive delays, or mental health challenges.  

This class is not for you if:  

  • You are not involved in forward-facing elements of your organization, either managing them directly or overseeing those who manage them.  

Note: This class is designed for any organization that runs forward facing programs.

A Three-Part Series Over Zoom

Wednesdays, November 1, 15, and 29

9:00 – 10:30 am Pacific
10:00 – 11:30 am Mountain
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central
Noon – 1:30 pm Eastern


JPro Members – Regular: $250
Non-Members: $500

Please be sure to review the cancellation policy prior to registering.

Canadians may use a discount code to adjust the pricing to be on par with the Canadian dollar.
A group discount is available when three or more employees of a JPro Affiliate organization participate in the same course.
Contact our team prior to registering to receive a Canadian and/or group discount code.