Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) has become a unifying factor in the Jewish community, prompting communities to elevate the voices of people with disabilities and mental health conditions. BJAA is honored to be celebrating JDAIM with the entire Jewish community!

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“Greet all people with a smile.”

Ethics of the Fathers 3:16

Local JDAIM Events

Wednesday, February 1, 8 p.m.Parent Support Group for CHADD and Autism Spectrum Disorders It’s Not Fair: Supporting Siblings of Children of Special Needs Featuring Ilana Levy-Paris, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist Special session in partnership with our ASD Parent Group. Jewish Educational Services/ SHEMESH Services

Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. Introduction to Sign Language. February 7, 7:30 p.m., virtual (Macks Center for Jewish Connections)MCJC – Intro to ASL Class

Thursday, February 9 6-8 p.m. JDAIM Resource Fair. Weinberg Park Heights JCC Auditorium. Connect with various community and government agencies to learn about services and resources available to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Wednesday, February 15, 12:00-1:00 pm Jewish Federations of North America Webinar. Please join the Jewish Federations of North America, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies for a day of action. We’ll begin with a virtual community event and will feature both a Jewish organizational sign-on letter to the 118th Congress and individual action opportunities.

Thursday, February 16, 1-2:30 p.m. via Zoom. Human Rights – We All Have the Same Rights. Part of the JCS Institute for Professional Development. Become knowledgeable about the rights of individuals with disabilities. Professionals can earn 1.5 CEUs.

Tuesday, February 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in person, and 7:00-8:00 p.m. Helping Our Adult Children Navigate Intimate Relationships ( This program is designed to support parents of adult children with differences as they explore intimacy, romance, and sex. We will discuss the importance of privacy and boundaries for the parent /adult children along with safety and trust in intimate relationships.

Tuesday, February 21, 4:30-5:30 p.m. JDAIM Mitzvah Mutts – Meet service dogs from Fidos for Freedom to learn how service dogs support individuals with disabilities and help change lives. Weinberg Park Heights JCC (Jewish Library of Baltimore and Macks Center for Jewish Connections). Register in advance.

Tuesday, February 28, 1-2:30 p.m. Shifting from School to Adulthood. Weinberg Park Heights JCC. Parents and caregivers will receive valuable information and resources for helping children with disabilities navigate different stages of their transition into adulthood.

Americans Live With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
of Children Have Been Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability