Special Needs Programs

The Friendship Circle of Greater Baltimore

6701 Old Pimlico Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
443-300-MYFC (6932)
www.JoinTheCircle.com
The Friendship Circle unites teen volunteers with children and teens who have special needs. Through a wide range of innovative activities and social programs, they share fun and love, building friendships that deeply enrich their lives.

 

Gesher LaTorah

5708 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-735-5022
www.cjebaltimore.org/gesherlatorah
rturniansky@cjebaltimore.org
A program of The Macks Center for Jewish Education. Educational programming that affords students a weekly opportunity to experience their Jewish heritage. Curriculum includes Torah, community, life cycle, prayer, holidays, Hebrew language, customs/rituals and bar/bat mitzvah preparations.

 

Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education (JADE)

5708 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-735-5023
www.cjebaltimore.org
yzelinger@cjebaltimore.org
A program of The Macks Center for Jewish Education. To promote the needs of Jews who are deaf, JADE manages an interpeter fund, runs deaf awareness workshops and more. JADE spearheads DeafBlind shabbatonim and Jewish workshops at DeafBlind Camp of Maryland.

 

Jewish Community Services

5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9200
www.jcsbaltimore.org
info@jcsbaltimore.org
Wide array of services for people with developmental disabilities and their families, designed to help individuals with special needs grow, learn, work and participate fully in community life.

 

Menucha

2934 Bartol Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-205-6447
menuchainc@gmail.com
www.menuchainc.org
In-home caregivers. Evening and weekend programs for children. Shabbatons/weekend retreats. Mini-camps during school breaks, Moms Night Out and support groups, sibling programs. Free trips for everyone in the family.

 

SHEMESH

5809 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
443-529-1600
www.shemeshbaltimore.org
info@shemeshbaltimore.org
Serves as a communitywide program providing the educational support necessary for Jewish children with learning differences to reach their full intellectual, academic, emotional and social potential in a Jewish setting.

 

Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities

Baltimore, Maryland
410-358-2342
www.njcd.org/yachad
Baltimore Yachad Coordinator:
Mira Labovitz
baltimoreyachad@ou.org
Weekly inclusive programming for individuals with disabilities. Juniors in Training (JIT) ages 3-9, Juniors ages 10-19, and Seniors ages 35-plus. Yachad welcomes all abilities and all affiliations. Volunteer opportunities available.

 

Maryland Special Needs Advocacy Program (MDSNAP)

5708 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore MD 21215
410-735-5012
www.cjebaltimore.org
Coordinator: Martha Goodman
mdsnap@cjebaltimore.org
A program of The Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education. Works with parent volunteers to support more than 200 families each year, as they navigate the special education system.

 

Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance (BJAA)

3506 Gwynnbook Avenue
Baltimore MD 21117
410-559-3613
www.jewishabilities.org
Baltimore Jewish Abilities Alliance
Coordinator: Jennifer Erez
jerez@jcc.org
Promotes an inclusive, spirited environment that celebrates the diversity in our community and the uniqueness of every member. Offers an array of support services in partnership with the agencies of The Assocaited: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Housed at the Jewish Community Center, the BJAA connects individuals and families to one another.

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