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Stigma: A Barrier To Rewarding Relationships



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Let’s work together to combat stigma and risk meeting, befriending, employing, or marrying wonderful people who we consider to be different.

Sharon Shapiro-Lacks is the Executive Director of Yad HaChazakah-The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center. Led by Jews with disabilities, Yad HaChazakah-JDEC provides guidance, resource information, advocacy, and community for people with obvious or hidden disabilities as we promote access to Jewish community life. www.yadempowers.org; 646-723-3955; info@yademowers.org.

Sharon Shapiro-Lacks

About the Author: Sharon Shapiro-Lacks is the Executive Director of Yad HaChazakah-The Jewish Disability Empowerment Center. Led by Jews with disabilities, Yad HaChazakah-JDEC provides guidance, resource information, advocacy, and community for people with obvious or hidden disabilities as we promote access to Jewish community life. www.yadempowers.org; 646-723-3955; info@yademowers.org.


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  1. Hi everyone, please join us in fighting stigma. the correct email address is info@yadempowers.org. Thanks. Please like, tweet, and send this article to your friends.

  2. Hi everyone, please join us in fighting stigma. the correct email address is info@yadempowers.org. Thanks. Please like, tweet, and send this article to your friends.


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