We welcome people of all abilities at the J.

We believe inclusion is not a program, but an approach to community-building. Everyone benefits when we play, learn, celebrate and grow together.

All-In Swim Program

Our All-In Swim aquatics inclusion program uses an exclusive curriculum and certified staff to teach children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) water safety and the foundation for proper swim techniques.

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Inclusive Camping & Special Needs Camps

JCC Chicago’s summer camp inclusion programs were created for parents who need a supportive environment where professional staff help their child gain independence, learn and play just like everyone else.

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All Star Abilities

All Star Abilities (ASA) is a fitness literacy, wellness instruction, and recreational opportunity for teenagers with special needs in concert with community partners and peer volunteers.

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Blog Posts
How Might We 2019? ›
Addie Goodman 1/3/19
The Untold Story of the J ›
Addie Goodman 12/13/18
Being ‘BallotReady’ ›
Sarah Bloom 12/13/18
Seed613, Teens
Israeli Dancing ›
Adult Learning, Arts
Bernard Weinger JCC
Stay and Play at the J ›
Early Childhood, Families
Florence G. Heller JCC
3rd Saturdays Presents: Tree Hugging Tu B'Shevat ›
Families, Jewish Life
Multiple Locations