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Top 10 New Normal Blogs of 2016
The New NormalDisability Inclusion and Jewish Community

Top 10 New Normal Blogs of 2016

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 New Normal; Blogging Disability
The New Normal; Blogging Disability

Our New Normal blog focuses on the intersection of disability issues and Jewish life. We are grateful to our amazing writers for contributing their insights and perspectives–and our readers for sharing, commenting and learning more about how our Jewish community can better support, include and appreciate people with disabilities and their families.

Check out 10 of our most popular blogs from 2016:

  1. Straight Talk From An Employer About Mental Disability
  2. I’m Not Your Mitzvah Project
  3. ‘Special Needs,’ ‘Inclusion,’ ‘Disability,’ Or None of The Above? Why Labels Matter
  4. Preparing For Our Son’s Bar Mitzvah Is A Coming Of Age Moment For Us, Too
  5. Autism Awareness Month: Sensory Overload And Jewish Holidays
  6. At AIPAC Conference, Improved Inclusion Efforts For People With Disabilities
  7. The Kindness of Strangers And The Strangeness Of Family
  8. The Ruderman White Paper: One Police Violence, Media and Disability
  9. Take A Deeper Look: Supporting All Families
  10. Autism and Faith: A Conversation with Shelly Christensen
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