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A Day School Tackles the Challenge of Literacy

By Lenore Layman, Director of Educational Support Services at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Can students with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities flourish in a rigorous Jewish day school setting? How can students who… Read More

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Taking the Next Step into Inclusion

During this Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion month, can we look at ourselves and our lives to consider how we can integrate awareness, incorporate inclusion and demonstrate acceptance? Read More

Ashley posing at the Torah for her bat mitzvah

Reflections on a Special Bat Mitzvah

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and in the spirit of the time, I have been reflecting on my lovely 19-year-old daughter Ashley, and one of the most memorable days in her childhood, her… Read More