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Disability as the Driver of Innovation Disability as the Driver of Innovation

Disability as the Driver of Innovation

Fatherhood and Disability Fatherhood and Disability

Fatherhood and Disability

When Salaries Are a Matter of Civil Rights When Salaries Are a Matter of Civil Rights

When Salaries Are a Matter of Civil Rights

What to Wear?—A Very Complicated Question If You Have a Disability What to Wear?—A Very Complicated Question If You Have a Disability

What to Wear?—A Very Complicated Question If You Have a Disability

Yes It Is About Autism—The Discrimination Against Niko Boskovic Yes It Is About Autism—The Discrimination Against Niko Boskovic

Yes It Is About Autism—The Discrimination Against Niko Boskovic

It’s Not Enough for Self-Driving Cars to Just Drive By Themselves It’s Not Enough for Self-Driving Cars to Just Drive By Themselves

It’s Not Enough for Self-Driving Cars to Just Drive By Themselves

Sesame Street Heads in the Right Direction Yet Again Sesame Street Heads in the Right Direction Yet Again

Sesame Street Heads in the Right Direction Yet Again

The Google for People with Spinal Cord Injury The Google for People with Spinal Cord Injury

The Google for People with Spinal Cord Injury

ReelAbilities: The Place to Find Great Movies with and about People with Disabilities ReelAbilities: The Place to Find Great Movies with and about People with Disabilities

ReelAbilities: The Place to Find Great Movies with and about People with Disabilities

Inclusion Campaign By People with Disabilities Goes Viral! WATCH. Inclusion Campaign By People with Disabilities Goes Viral! WATCH.

Inclusion Campaign By People with Disabilities Goes Viral! WATCH.

Thank You to All of the Amazing #WonderWorkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Thank You to All of the Amazing #WonderWorkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank You to All of the Amazing #WonderWorkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Video: Israel, Disapora and Judaism Conference Video: Israel, Disapora and Judaism Conference

Video: Israel, Disapora and Judaism Conference

The Ruderman Seal The Ruderman Seal

The Ruderman Seal

In the News In the News

In the News

Video Series: Being An American Jewish Student Video Series: Being An American Jewish Student

Video Series: Being An American Jewish Student

RJ Mitte Explains Our Disability Inclusion Market Research RJ Mitte Explains Our Disability Inclusion Market Research

RJ Mitte Explains Our Disability Inclusion Market Research

Extending my journey with The Academy Extending my journey with The Academy

Extending my journey with The Academy

Creative casting. Creative storytelling. Inclusion. Creative casting. Creative storytelling. Inclusion.

Creative casting. Creative storytelling. Inclusion.

“Attitudes change when stories are told authentically” “Attitudes change when stories are told authentically”

“Attitudes change when stories are told authentically”

Hollywood Isn’t Always Glamorous! Hollywood Isn’t Always Glamorous!

Hollywood Isn’t Always Glamorous!

“Wow! Someone who looks like me!”  “Wow! Someone who looks like me!” 

“Wow! Someone who looks like me!” 

Make ‘em laugh before you make ‘em cry Make ‘em laugh before you make ‘em cry

Make ‘em laugh before you make ‘em cry

Innovation 4 Inclusion Innovation 4 Inclusion

Innovation 4 Inclusion

Open Auditions to True Diversity Open Auditions to True Diversity

Open Auditions to True Diversity

It’s Time to Open Auditions to True Diversity It’s Time to Open Auditions to True Diversity

It’s Time to Open Auditions to True Diversity

US Jewry and Its Fight Against The Boycott of Israel US Jewry and Its Fight Against The Boycott of Israel

US Jewry and Its Fight Against The Boycott of Israel

Morton E. Ruderman Award Announced:  Michael Phelps Morton E. Ruderman Award Announced:  Michael Phelps

Morton E. Ruderman Award Announced: Michael Phelps

The Ruderman Family Foundation Story The Ruderman Family Foundation Story

The Ruderman Family Foundation Story

Jewish-American Youth tell Israel: “We are All Brothers” Jewish-American Youth tell Israel: “We are All Brothers”

Jewish-American Youth tell Israel: “We are All Brothers”

The Chuck Siegal President Award Received by the Ruderman Family Foundation The Chuck Siegal President Award Received by the Ruderman Family Foundation

The Chuck Siegal President Award Received by the Ruderman Family Foundation

Inclusion in Faith Inclusion in Faith

Inclusion in Faith

Shanah Tovah – Happy New Year! Shanah Tovah – Happy New Year!

Shanah Tovah – Happy New Year!

Should the Students in Florida be Forced to Reveal their Mental Health History? Should the Students in Florida be Forced to Reveal their Mental Health History?

Should the Students in Florida be Forced to Reveal their Mental Health History?

Celebrating Summer with Inclusion- Traveling Apps are Now Featuring Accessibility Filters Celebrating Summer with Inclusion- Traveling Apps are Now Featuring Accessibility Filters

Celebrating Summer with Inclusion- Traveling Apps are Now Featuring Accessibility Filters

A new initiative aims to stop the alarming number of arrests of people with mental illness A new initiative aims to stop the alarming number of arrests of people with mental illness

A new initiative aims to stop the alarming number of arrests of people with mental illness

Top 10 Tips: Prioritizing Mental Health in Summer Camp Top 10 Tips: Prioritizing Mental Health in Summer Camp

Top 10 Tips: Prioritizing Mental Health in Summer Camp

Dwayne Johnson Joins the Ruderman Family Foundation to Promote Disability Inclusion in Hollywood Dwayne Johnson Joins the Ruderman Family Foundation to Promote Disability Inclusion in Hollywood

Dwayne Johnson Joins the Ruderman Family Foundation to Promote Disability Inclusion in Hollywood

Voting Rights for People with Disabilities Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

WATCH: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone WATCH: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone

WATCH: Mental Illness Can Affect Anyone

Watch: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks about his experience with depression. Watch: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks about his experience with depression.

Watch: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks about his experience with depression.

Jay Ruderman Video in NYC Raises Awareness of the MTA’s issues with accessibility Jay Ruderman Video in NYC Raises Awareness of the MTA’s issues with accessibility

Jay Ruderman Video in NYC Raises Awareness of the MTA’s issues with accessibility

Selena Gomez reveals her experience with depression and anxiety Selena Gomez reveals her experience with depression and anxiety

Selena Gomez reveals her experience with depression and anxiety

Hollywood Stars Featured in Our “Disability is Part of Diversity” Social Media Campaign Hollywood Stars Featured in Our “Disability is Part of Diversity” Social Media Campaign

Hollywood Stars Featured in Our “Disability is Part of Diversity” Social Media Campaign

Watch: The most decorated Olympic athlete, Michael Phelps, has come forward about his fight with depression Watch: The most decorated Olympic athlete, Michael Phelps, has come forward about his fight with depression

Watch: The most decorated Olympic athlete, Michael Phelps, has come forward about his fight with depression

Watch: Demi Lovato Opening Up On Living With A Disability Watch: Demi Lovato Opening Up On Living With A Disability

Watch: Demi Lovato Opening Up On Living With A Disability

Announcing New Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability Announcing New Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

Announcing New Awards for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

Foundation Criticizes the Casting of Joaquin Phoenix as Quadriplegic John Callahan in new Gus Van Sant Film Foundation Criticizes the Casting of Joaquin Phoenix as Quadriplegic John Callahan in new Gus Van Sant Film

Foundation Criticizes the Casting of Joaquin Phoenix as Quadriplegic John Callahan in new Gus Van Sant Film

Foundation Calls Out Eminem and Beyoncé for Use of the Word ‘retarded’ in New Song, and to Use Their Celebrity to Stop Bullying of People with Disabilities Foundation Calls Out Eminem and Beyoncé for Use of the Word ‘retarded’ in New Song, and to Use Their Celebrity to Stop Bullying of People with Disabilities

Foundation Calls Out Eminem and Beyoncé for Use of the Word ‘retarded’ in New Song, and to Use Their Celebrity to Stop Bullying of People with Disabilities

Sorry Guys, My Disability Says Heels Are So Yesterday—My Journey as a Woman with a Disability in the Workforce Sorry Guys, My Disability Says Heels Are So Yesterday—My Journey as a Woman with a Disability in the Workforce

Sorry Guys, My Disability Says Heels Are So Yesterday—My Journey as a Woman with a Disability in the Workforce

5 Things not to Miss at the 2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit 5 Things not to Miss at the 2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit

5 Things not to Miss at the 2017 Ruderman Inclusion Summit

Game, Set, Match: Inclusion On and Off the Court Game, Set, Match: Inclusion On and Off the Court

Game, Set, Match: Inclusion On and Off the Court

Let People with Intellectual Disabilities Tell Their Stories Let People with Intellectual Disabilities Tell Their Stories

Let People with Intellectual Disabilities Tell Their Stories

We Need a Will & Grace for the Disability Community We Need a Will & Grace for the Disability Community

We Need a Will & Grace for the Disability Community

There Was Nothing to See—What Inclusion Looks Like There Was Nothing to See—What Inclusion Looks Like

There Was Nothing to See—What Inclusion Looks Like

Towards Better Policing: Interview with Boston’s Police Commissioner Towards Better Policing: Interview with Boston’s Police Commissioner

Towards Better Policing: Interview with Boston’s Police Commissioner

Ruderman Family Foundation Condemns ‘Blind’ Film for Casting Alec Baldwin in Disability Role Ruderman Family Foundation Condemns ‘Blind’ Film for Casting Alec Baldwin in Disability Role

Ruderman Family Foundation Condemns ‘Blind’ Film for Casting Alec Baldwin in Disability Role

In Honor of Mother´s Day – Let´s Talk About Inclusion at Work In Honor of Mother´s Day – Let´s Talk About Inclusion at Work

In Honor of Mother´s Day – Let´s Talk About Inclusion at Work

The Ruderman White Paper: Media Coverage of the Murder of People with Disabilities by their Caregivers The Ruderman White Paper: Media Coverage of the Murder of People with Disabilities by their Caregivers

The Ruderman White Paper: Media Coverage of the Murder of People with Disabilities by their Caregivers

Diversity in Hollywood is More Than Color Diversity in Hollywood is More Than Color

Diversity in Hollywood is More Than Color

Foundation Honors Actress Marlee Matlin with Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion Foundation Honors Actress Marlee Matlin with Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion

Foundation Honors Actress Marlee Matlin with Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion

The Ruderman TV Challenge The Ruderman TV Challenge

The Ruderman TV Challenge

Disability on Valentine’s Day Disability on Valentine’s Day

Disability on Valentine’s Day

Shaping a New Generation of Ambassadors for Inclusion Shaping a New Generation of Ambassadors for Inclusion

Shaping a New Generation of Ambassadors for Inclusion

How Inclusion Redefined “Upgrades” At One Chabad Center How Inclusion Redefined “Upgrades” At One Chabad Center

How Inclusion Redefined “Upgrades” At One Chabad Center

Marathon to Develop Technoligcal Solutions for People with Disabilities Marathon to Develop Technoligcal Solutions for People with Disabilities

Marathon to Develop Technoligcal Solutions for People with Disabilities

The Ruderman White Paper – Self-Driving Cars: The Impact on People with Disabilities The Ruderman White Paper – Self-Driving Cars: The Impact on People with Disabilities

The Ruderman White Paper – Self-Driving Cars: The Impact on People with Disabilities

Service Dogs: How Man’s Best Friend Became Man’s Best Medicine Service Dogs: How Man’s Best Friend Became Man’s Best Medicine

Service Dogs: How Man’s Best Friend Became Man’s Best Medicine

More Than Just Diagnoses—Giving Parents Realistic Life Outcomes After Prenatal Testing Results More Than Just Diagnoses—Giving Parents Realistic Life Outcomes After Prenatal Testing Results

More Than Just Diagnoses—Giving Parents Realistic Life Outcomes After Prenatal Testing Results

New Year’s Resolution: Being More Inclusive New Year’s Resolution: Being More Inclusive

New Year’s Resolution: Being More Inclusive

Reflecting on Inclusive Design Reflecting on Inclusive Design

Reflecting on Inclusive Design

Mental Illness as a Moral Failing Mental Illness as a Moral Failing

Mental Illness as a Moral Failing

Announcing the 2016 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion Winners! Announcing the 2016 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion Winners!

Announcing the 2016 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion Winners!

The Beauty of Inclusion—a Conversation with Model Shaholly Ayers The Beauty of Inclusion—a Conversation with Model Shaholly Ayers

The Beauty of Inclusion—a Conversation with Model Shaholly Ayers

A Disability Journey Off the Rails A Disability Journey Off the Rails

A Disability Journey Off the Rails

The Upcoming Sims 5 Needs to Finally Include Sims with Disabilities The Upcoming Sims 5 Needs to Finally Include Sims with Disabilities

The Upcoming Sims 5 Needs to Finally Include Sims with Disabilities

10 Things the New Administration Can do to Address Disability Rights 10 Things the New Administration Can do to Address Disability Rights

10 Things the New Administration Can do to Address Disability Rights

Why Absentee Ballots Are Not the Solution Why Absentee Ballots Are Not the Solution

Why Absentee Ballots Are Not the Solution

The Difficult Decision We Shouldn’t Have to Make: Employment or Life The Difficult Decision We Shouldn’t Have to Make: Employment or Life

The Difficult Decision We Shouldn’t Have to Make: Employment or Life

The Upcoming Election as a Unifying Catalyst for the Disability Community The Upcoming Election as a Unifying Catalyst for the Disability Community

The Upcoming Election as a Unifying Catalyst for the Disability Community

How To Make Your High Holidays- And Daily Life- More Inclusive How To Make Your High Holidays- And Daily Life- More Inclusive

How To Make Your High Holidays- And Daily Life- More Inclusive

The Ruderman White Paper: Voting Accessibility For People With Disabilities The Ruderman White Paper: Voting Accessibility For People With Disabilities

The Ruderman White Paper: Voting Accessibility For People With Disabilities

How the NFL Changed Public Awareness of Mental Health How the NFL Changed Public Awareness of Mental Health

How the NFL Changed Public Awareness of Mental Health

A Paralympic Balancing Act of Non-Sensationalized Promotion A Paralympic Balancing Act of Non-Sensationalized Promotion

A Paralympic Balancing Act of Non-Sensationalized Promotion

The Essential Fuel for the Paralympics The Essential Fuel for the Paralympics

The Essential Fuel for the Paralympics

Vogue Brazil Controversy and the Need for True Allies Vogue Brazil Controversy and the Need for True Allies

Vogue Brazil Controversy and the Need for True Allies

The Rio Paralympic Struggle The Rio Paralympic Struggle

The Rio Paralympic Struggle

Inspiration is a Verb—an Interview with Paralympian and Dancing with the Stars Contestant Amy Purdy Inspiration is a Verb—an Interview with Paralympian and Dancing with the Stars Contestant Amy Purdy

Inspiration is a Verb—an Interview with Paralympian and Dancing with the Stars Contestant Amy Purdy

A Brief History of the Paralympics A Brief History of the Paralympics

A Brief History of the Paralympics

Celebrating “Superhumans” May Not Be Ideal for Humans Celebrating “Superhumans” May Not Be Ideal for Humans

Celebrating “Superhumans” May Not Be Ideal for Humans

Through Rivers and Roads, Gleason Shares All In ALS Battle Through Rivers and Roads, Gleason Shares All In ALS Battle

Through Rivers and Roads, Gleason Shares All In ALS Battle

Fists, Fights and Everyone is Welcome Fists, Fights and Everyone is Welcome

Fists, Fights and Everyone is Welcome

Prosthetic Developer Uses Dolls to be A Step Ahead of the Competition Prosthetic Developer Uses Dolls to be A Step Ahead of the Competition

Prosthetic Developer Uses Dolls to be A Step Ahead of the Competition

Open the Door and Take My Money Open the Door and Take My Money

Open the Door and Take My Money

Why Do So Many Superheroes Have Disabilities? Why Do So Many Superheroes Have Disabilities?

Why Do So Many Superheroes Have Disabilities?

Say It Loud- Disabled and Proud! Say It Loud- Disabled and Proud!

Say It Loud- Disabled and Proud!

How to Avoid Unknowingly Offending a Minority How to Avoid Unknowingly Offending a Minority

How to Avoid Unknowingly Offending a Minority

An Inclusive Concert Like You’ve Never Seen Before An Inclusive Concert Like You’ve Never Seen Before

An Inclusive Concert Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Want to be a crime fighter? There’s an app for that. Want to be a crime fighter? There’s an app for that.

Want to be a crime fighter? There’s an app for that.

When Mass Production Doesn’t Work: The Story of the Adaptive Design Association When Mass Production Doesn’t Work: The Story of the Adaptive Design Association

When Mass Production Doesn’t Work: The Story of the Adaptive Design Association

College Students Invent Gloves That Translate American Sign Language College Students Invent Gloves That Translate American Sign Language

College Students Invent Gloves That Translate American Sign Language

Government of Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and Joint Council of Mechinot

Inclusive Mechinot: The Ruderman Family Foundation partners with the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) to ensure the inclusion of young people with disabilities in pre-military programs throughout Israel. We believe that in order to have the best Israeli civic and social leadership tomorrow, all parts of Israeli society, including the IDF, must work to cultivate leaders today. The full inclusion of individuals with disabilities at the mechinot, which not only prepare students for military service but also help them grow as civic leaders, requires extensive and intensive change, including staff training, structural modifications, procurement of equipment, and a new approach to the education of mechina students, as well as efforts to achieve attitudinal change within society.

The Ruderman Family Foundation supports the Council’s programs and assists alumni of mechinotto obtain fitting military assignments and to find their places in civilian life after their service. The program is a collaboration between the Ruderman Family Foundation, the Government of Israel and JDC- Ashalim and the Joint Council of Mechinot.   To learn more visit http://mechinot.org.il/en-us/

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