“I am not your inspiration, thank you very much” 

Society's habit of turning disabled people into ‘inspiration porn’ By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Disability Services Manager To commemorate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) each February, I like to bring attention to the life of an amazing disability ri[...]

What’s in a name? ‘Disability’– it really is ok to say the word

By Stacey Spencer • JFCS Disability Services Manager How many times have you heard the term “special needs?” You probably have heard it a million times by now. The phrase is used to refer to children, parents, programs and schools – the phrase is used ubiquitously. But is it the best phr[...]