The head of an Orthodox Jewish organization that cares for people with special needs is suing to keep one of its patients on life support — over the objections of her brother.
Five organizations are recipients of the Ruderman Family Foundation’s Prize in Inclusion, honoring groups that provide services to foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community.
A Spanish municipality launched a project which aims to make one of the country’s largest Jewish cemeteries accessible to disabled people.
For parents of children with special needs, the synagogue can be an unwelcoming place. Laurie Levy writes about her own frustrations and the need for inclusion.
The issue of disabilities is enjoying greater prominence than ever in the Jewish communal world.
Jewish activists from 12 states and the District of Columbia lobbied Congress to liberalize rules for government assistance for the disabled.
The Israel Sports Association for the Disabled banned a table tennis player from representing Israel for two years, saying that she played in a tournament last Yom Kippur.
Berlin has laid the foundations for a memorial to a largely neglected group of Nazi victims - hundreds of thousands of mentally and physically disabled people murdered by Hitler’s regime under its “euthanasia” programme.
A study released by the Foundation for Jewish Camp showed overnight camps are growing increasingly aware of the needs of children with disabilities.