Special Needs Curriculum

The Special Needs curriculum identifies and reflects the many issues that are part of our evolving communal efforts to include individuals with special needs as full participants in all facets of our society. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of issues confronted by people with special needs, the history of the movement to achieve equality, and to learn how Jewish text and commentary inform our work in special needs. TELEM volunteers also learn various strategies to use at their service sites.

Since TELEM volunteers work in a variety of special needs settings, they may receive additional site-specific training and supervision to help them be the most effective as possible in their work.

Lessons include:

  • Common Developmental Disabilities
  • A History of the Disability Rights Movement
  • Inclusion
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Jewish Perspectives on Special Needs

Please click here for additional resources for working with your students.