The Jewish Federations of North America is involved with Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), held annually in February. The mission of this month is to unite Jewish communities and organizations to raise awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of individuals with disabilities and their families as well as to support meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in every aspect of Jewish life.
Check with your local Jewish Federation for a calendar of events.
Source: Pacer Center Action Information Sheet
Additional community resources:
Disability Rights Florida
Provides statewide advocacy for persons with disabilities, offering information and referral, advocacy, investigation into complaints, negotiation and mediation.
Family Care Council Area 10 Office
Is a voluntary advocacy and educational council, committed to educating, advocating for and empowering every Florida family who has a loved one with a developmental disability.
Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities
Is a statewide advocacy and networking agency comprised of families and friends of persons with developmental disabilities, with the mission to share information and resources.
People First of South Florida
Is a self-advocacy group run by and for adults with various disabilities to raise awareness of and campaign for the rights of people with learning disabilities and to support self-advocacy groups across the country.