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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.

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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Frailty and differences in other people often scare us. Why? They scare us because we see a reflection of what we fear in ourselves or because we just don’t know how to respond. Since we can’t live with this discomfort for too long, we make assumptions about and apply labels to those we fear.

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