Skip to main content

Ruderman Family Foundation Criticizes Movie ‘Stronger’ for Casting Jake Gyllenhaal without Considering Actors with Disabilities for the Role

Movie follows a pattern of Hollywood’s discrimination against actors with disabilities, with Director David Gordon Green stating no one else was even considered for the role of a character with disabilities.

Read More
News
HALF OF PEOPLE KILLED BY POLICE IN THE US MAY HAVE A DISABILITY texasstandard.org - Tuesday October 10th, 2017
Read More
Why Disabled Youth Are More at Risk of Being Incarcerated teenvogue.com - Tuesday October 10th, 2017
Read More
Overcoming the Stigma Surrounding Disability & Sex sheknows.com - Tuesday October 10th, 2017
Read More

While 20% of the U.S. population has a disability, fewer than 2% of all television characters do. Additionally, our Ruderman White Paper…

Read More

Deaf singing sensation Mandy Harvey has just been announced as a speaker at this year’s Ruderman Inclusion Summit, November 19-20 in Boston, where s

... Read More

Unlike people with visible or apparent disabilities, people with non-apparent disabilities often don’t receive the accommodations guaranteed to them under  (ADA)

Read More

Ruderman Family Foundation calls on Hollywood to end the disturbing practice of casting actors without visible disabilities to play characters with di

... Read More

Since releasing our Ruderman White Paper on Media Coverage of Law Enforcement Use of Force and Disability, we at the Foundation find ourselves spea

... Read More

The PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is the first program in professional sports to include children with disabilities, and

... Read More
Ruderman Tweets
View on Twitter

Ruderman Family Fdn @RudermanFdn‏ / Sat Oct 21

Ppl w/ developmental or intellectual #disabilities gain access to writing classes enables personal story writing… https://t.co/MDlafTCWGI

View on Twitter

Ruderman Family Fdn @RudermanFdn‏ / Thu Oct 19

Inclusion. It's for everyone. Are you in? #Inclusion2017 Register now: https://t.co/T4atUGal7H https://t.co/xNNr06Euod

View on Twitter

Ruderman Family Fdn @RudermanFdn‏ / Wed Oct 18

Tom Ridge, first Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be making a special presentation at the Rud… https://t.co/iISvHdItI1

Follow Us On Twitter

Our Mission

Guided by our Jewish values,  we advocate for and advance the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout our society; foster a more nuanced understanding of the American Jewish community among Israeli leaders; and model the practice of strategic philanthropy worldwide.

Stay Included

To stay up to date on our most recent advocacy efforts, events and exciting developments, subscribe to our newsletter and blog!