Group Meeting Listening Session on Creating a Behavioral Health Ambulatory Treatment System in MassachusettsWebinar, February 10th, 2022, with Temple Emanuel in Newton, MA. Celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month. Join a panel discussion to discuss: Making Inclusion Happen: Three Leaders Share What Works.
The panel, moderated by Rabbi Michelle Robinson, features:

  • Tamar Davis, CEO of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education.
  • Liz Offen, Director of Yachad New England.
  • Deborah Flaschen, President and Founder of 3L Place.

Panelists will discuss how their programs embody inclusion by providing education (secular and religious), work training, and opportunities that promote social, recreational, and independence skills.
* Learn more about each program, how each leader got involved, and how the pandemic has affected these programs and their participants.
* Drawing from both the successes and challenges of their respective programs, panelists will suggest how synagogue communities can further extend their efforts to be more inclusive.
About the speakers:
Tamar Davis: As a person born with a disability and parent of a child with a disability, Tamar is aware of the ongoing need for advocacy and accessibility for disability inclusion and education for children and families in the global Jewish community. In August 2020, Tamar became CEO of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, after having served as the Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston.
Liz Offen is the Director of Yachad New England, a regional human service organization dedicated to providing social programs, recreational activities, and family support services for the Jewish community of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and autism. Since the start of the Covid pandemic, Liz has stewarded Yachad to be responsive and flexible, launching new ways of breaking social isolation and loneliness through a combination of online programs, 1:1 support, and training in the use of tablets and technology.
Deborah Flaschen is a parent of a 31-year-old son on the autism spectrum. During her son’s transition years, Deborah evaluated her son’s traditional service options offered by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and concluded none of them was a good fit. As a result, Deborah founded 3LPlace, Inc which offers individuals highly personalized programming and scheduling.
To register or for more information visit–fM5BWruUJio43xlIlOje5krKOKApFXgqG_qYjyTzAjv7dxh7rU  or contact 617-558-8100.

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