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    5 Ways To Celebrate Disabilities Awareness Month

    In honor of Disabilities Awareness Month, check out these five ways you can create a more inclusive environment for people with disabilities in your place of work, worship, or otherwise.

    At The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, we believe this month of disability awareness is a movement for cultural change. We are committed to inspiring an ever-changing, collaborative environment around the topic of inclusion. While the journey to full inclusion is not easy, we believe it is possible with a collective, accessible and steadfast approach. Here are five ways to start. Please see the list of further resources below to continue toward full inclusiveness.

    1.) Practice what you preach.

    2.) Preach what you practice.

    3.) Be aware of physical barriers.

    4.) Remember that language comes in many forms.

    5.) Stay informed and practice awareness.

    If you’re interested in leading your organization towards full inclusion, we encourage you to explore Federation’s Inclusion Planning Tool. Should you have any questions along the way, Federation is happy to guide you on your journey. Email us at lisa.handelman@shalomdc.org.