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Dear jweb friend,

What have you got planed this month? Here at jweb we love sharing our ideas and information about what's going on around the UK. Do have a look at our listings for this month and our round up of what's happening in the disability world.

So, what's in your top ten? We are collecting your recommendations for your top ten places to go and your top ten things to do at home for people with disabilities. Wouldn't it be great to have a resource of recommendation by other parents and carers when you need a quick idea? Please send your recommendation to anna@jweb.org.uk and we'll start to share your ideas.

There's a great video doing the rounds on social media... If you haven't seen this yet, do take a few minutes to watch US comedian Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, talking about parenting and his own childhood.

Could you spare a few hours a week? We are looking for volunteers to help us to reach even more people in the Jewish learning disability world. Please take a look at our advert and feel free to pass it on. You need to be computer literate and happy to work from home.

That's it for this month. If you know about something great happening where you live that you would like to share, please do get in touch with me at anna@jweb.org.uk .

Anna and the jweb team


If you had a car accident what would you do?

How would the emergency services know that a passenger in your vehicle has special needs?

Jweb has produced a self-cling car sticker which we are pleased to be giving away for FREE! Just send a SAE no smaller than DL (110 x 220 mm) to Jweb, c/o Kisharon, 54 Parson Street, London NW4 1TP.



Read about what's going on in our month by month guide 

London - Make a day of it in Camden! 11 March 2018 - why not start your day at the Jewish Museum for an Access for All Family Day and finish up with live music from The Autistix at the Monarch from 4pm-6pm?


Be & Belong: an exciting street dance class for  7-13 year olds with high functioning action, starting in January. Read more here.


Project Rugby: disABILITY mix sessions for people aged 16+. Read more here.


Resources for Autism run monthly Sibling Groups in London and Birmingham offering a safe and understanding space for child siblings aged 7 – 14 to have fun. Read more here .


London - SoundLab Play Space at the Roundhouse in Camden brings together innovative music technology and people with and without learning disabilities to have fun making digital music and help inform companies on how to make their equipment accessible.


Having a child with special needs brings a host of challenges which parent's face on a daily basis, this can be both physically and emotionally draining.

The Kef Shmooze Group - a new initiative of Kef, offers the mother's of our KEF children a chance to unwind and relax in a caring and supportive environment, providing both emotional and practical support.The KEF Shmooze Group aims to meet on a regular basis.


London - The Jewish Autism Trust has launched a monthly youth group - visit www.jewishautism.org for more information.



Sensory Spectacle

“Spin, roll, rock, bounce – he’s constantly moving” Ever wondered why some children seem to be able to sit still through a movie and why others may fidget around? Sensory Spectacle founder Becky Lyddon shares her insight into how we interact and engage with our surroundings through our senses.


Using Lego therapy with autistic pupils

In this blog, Claire Brodie and Vicky Mather, Specialist Teachers in East Sussex, discuss a Lego-based therapy  project piloted in their school, which aimed to support pupils’ social communication skills.


Learning Disabilities and Dentistry

Keeping teeth clean and maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for the person you are caring for. Healthy teeth are vital for eating and speaking properly, and for overall well-being. Read our latest blog from Dr Brooke Zaidman BDS, MFDS, MSc student in Special Care Dentistry at King's College London Dental Institute.


Maccabi GB Challenge Israel Tour

In this blog Jessica Overlander-Kaye shares her experience of taking a group of young people with learning disabilities to Israel to have the unique opportunity to explore the country with their peers, whilst developing friendships, confidence, social skills and general life-skills.


How to keep your meetings with professionals professional

I was at a meeting this morning and, at one point, the discussion turned to conversations the attendees had held with medical or educational professionals about their respective offspring. Some of the comments that these parents had been exposed to were simply appalling ….and the very opposite of professional!


Travelling in London

Did you know that 8 out of 10 disabled people use the buses in London on a regular basis?

There are a range of services and initiatives provided by Transport for London (TfL) to help you get around using public transport. Being able to travel independently can be the first step toward employment and accessing social activities, and TfL has shared some of their tips with us to help you to tackle your commute!


Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Guide

One of the topics we get asked about most frequently here at jweb is chedars (hebrew schools) and bar mitzvah teachers who can accommodate or specialise in working with children and young people with learning disabilities. We'd love to have your recommendations - if you have had a good experience please and help someone else to get the support their child needs. Click through for some of the suggestions and information passed onto us by members of the jweb community....