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SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS

We help people of all abilities reach their full potential.

We break down barriers and create programs that encourage and empower people with disabilities to secure jobs and plan for the future. We make sure that our synagogues, camps, day schools, and JCCs are warm, welcoming, and inclusive spaces. Because everyone has the right to live life to the fullest.

The Facts:

  • 1 in 68 children in the U.S. has autism.
  • 1.3 million New Yorkers have some kind of disability.
  • 82% of working-age Americans with disabilities are unemployed.
  • 27% of adults with disabilities live in poverty in the U.S.

Our Impact:

  • 14,000 people with physical disabilities have experienced the joy of summer camp and year-round residential programs for nearly three decades.
  • $3.2 million was secured in government funding — thanks to our advocacy — to provide socialization programs for children with autism and support groups for their parents.
  • We’re supporting counseling, career assessment, and internships for young people with autism and other disabilities so they can gain independence and make their mark at work.

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.

HELP US SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

Give to UJA and help millions of people live better lives.