Connections “2.0”: For several years, JRS and other community organizations collaborated on producing the Connections newsletter, an effort which focused on “News and information for a Jewish community that includes individuals with disabilities and special needs”. JRS intends to re-launch and re-invigorate it.
Our vision is to create not just a newsletter or blog, but a quarterly disability resource for the Pittsburgh Jewish community. Content will include:
Updates concerning local, regional and national resources for individuals with disabilities
Tips for both individuals and organizations on disability and inclusion etiquette
Reviews and recommendations of books, movies, shows and other media that portray disabilities in a sensitive and/or realistic way
Interviews and stories covering the lived experience of individuals with disabilities in our community
Calendar of upcoming inclusion-related events
Discussion of proposed disability-related legislation and information on how to advocate for its passage