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Sunday, February 17 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Is Inclusion Always Best for a Child with Special Needs?

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A panel of local educators who have developed models of inclusion for children with special needs will face some tough questions. How do we persuade ambitious parents to recognize the benefits of more academically diverse classrooms? How do we make it a priority for educators to keep abreast of research on autism, ADHD, and related topics? How do we foster greater collaboration between teachers and parents, and general education and special education teachers? This will be a lively, enlightening session.

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Michelle Steinhart

Michelle Steinhart is the Director of Inclusion at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY and is Mentor Coordinator and Director of Special Projects at Matan. She has been working in Jewish Education and Jewish Special Education for over twenty years in a variety of settings. Michelle... Read More →
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Orley Garber

After more than two decades teaching and learning in London, New York and Los Angeles, Orley Garber is taking her professional life in a new direction. Inspired by her six-year-old daughter, who has level one autism/ Aspergers, she is getting her special needs credential in California... Read More →
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Jordan Soffer

Jordan Soffer is the Rabbi-in-Residence at Carmel Academy. Originally from New York City, Jordan graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he studied Religion and Jewish Education. Jordan continued his studies at Yeshivat Maaleh Gilboa, Pardes Institute of Jewish... Read More →
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Abigail Uhrman

Abigail Uhrman is an assistant professor of Jewish education in the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She lives in Huntington, NY with her husband, Israel Gordan, and three children, Noa, Eli, and Maya.
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Howard Blas

Howard Blas currently serves as director of the National Ramah Tikvah Network and of the Tikvah Program at Camp Ramah in Northern Califonia. He has led five Tikvah Ramah Israel trips and three Shorashim Birthright Asperger trips. A social worker and special education teacher by training... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Room 4 (5th Floor)