Nativ College Leadership Program In Israel Opens Inclusion Track

Nativ College Leadership Program In Israel Opens Inclusion Track

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer directs Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion which fosters inclusion of people with disabilities through the Philadelphia Jewish community. She loves writing/editing for “The New Normal” and for WHYY’s newsworks. Her latest book The Little Gate Crasher is a memoir of her Great-Uncle Mace Bugen, a self-made millionaire and celebrity selfie-artist who was 43 inches tall and was chosen for this year’s Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month Book Selections. She’s recently shared an ELI Talk on Standing With Families Raising Kids With Disabilities and has released a journal designed for special needs parents.

The Nativ College Leadership Program is launching a new track on Nativ called “Yozma.” Yozma will be an inclusion track for college-bound Jewish young adults, aged 18-21, with mild cognitive and social challenges.

The track will open in September 2015 and applications are now being accepted.

Yozma focuses on the individual rather than a specific diagnosis in order to better address the cognitive and social challenges faced by each young adult. Applicants must be:

• 18-21 years old

• A high school graduate

• College bound

• Able to perform daily life skills such as showering, getting dressed, and brushing teeth

• Able to take their own medication

• A self-advocate

• Knowledgeable of a basic level of Judaism and religious observance

Click here for more information about Yozma.

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