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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-10-03

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C ohn-Haddow

Center for Judaic Studies


JARC Earns Status As First
Organization Certified In Gentleness

Rabbi Asher Lopatin,
President Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School



2100 W. 12 MILE ROAD

OCTOBER 10, 2013

7:30 PM

Rabbi Asher Lopatin will discuss the role of
innovation in transmitting Jewish tradition from one
generation to the next.

This event is cosponsored by Akiva Hebrew Day School

There is no charge for this event. Light refreshments will be

served at the conclusion of the program.

For more information contact Ruth Stern

at 313-577-2679 or cohnhaddowcenter@wayne.edu


Supported by
The Jewish Federation



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ing people with disabilities,
has been recognized by the
Center for Positive Living Supports and
Macomb Oakland Regional Center Inc.
(MORC) as the first and only organiza-
tion certified in a Culture of Gentleness
in the country.
This prestigious honor distinguishes
JARC's commitment to providing a
Culture of Gentleness through its business
practices, training, mentoring and support
of its staff and board of directors.
"JARC has been a leader in the fight
for full citizenship for those JARC serves
and has worked passionately for people
with disabilities to have lives that are rich
and fur said Gerald Provencal, MORC
executive director. "JARC has never
wavered, never taken a safe route. They
have stood up to community resistance
when it was fierce and always tried new
things. JARC is on the cutting edge. It
was a pleasure for me to present this
award to them:"
Starting in 2009, JARC began an agen-
cy-wide effort to make sure everyone
was treated in a way that made them feel
safe and cared about. This has translated
into countless hours of extensive staff
training as well as adapting agency poli-

cies, forms and even physical environ-
ments to adhere to the tenets of Gentle
Teaching, enabling those entrusted to
its care to feel safe, cared for, caring and
To date, JARC has trained three staff
members to be Gentle Teaching Mentors
with three more in the process of attain-
ing certification.
"The journey to establish and main-
tain a Culture of Gentleness is really an
ongoing process, and we are very proud
to receive this honor; said Chris Hench,
JARC's COO. "JARC is continually reaf-
firming our unwavering commitment
to supporting the principles of Gentle
Teaching and to bringing the Culture of
Gentleness to others in the community:"
Based in Farmington Hills, JARC is a
nonprofit, non-sectarian organization
serving people with disabilities. Adults
with developmental disabilities are
served in 58 residential settings in the
community. JARC also provides services
for children and adults living at home
with their families, including in-home
respite care, inclusive education and
recreation services, advocacy, life plan-
ning and social opportunities. For more
information, visit www.jarc.org or call
(248) 538-6611. ❑

Autism Activist To Talk
At Naftaly Family Circle Event


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We deal in jewelry, watches, diamonds and coins.

ARC, an organization serv-

utism activist Eustacia Cutler,
mother of Temple Grandin,
one of the most accomplished
and well-known adults with autism,
will be the featured speaker at the Anita
Naftaly Family Circle Conference at 1:30
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Congregation
Shaarey Zedek in Southfield.
"A Thorn in my Side:
Inspiring Success for
Those with Autism"
is presented by
Federation's Alliance
for Jewish Education's
Opening the Doors
Program designed
Eustacia Cutler for educators, mental
health practitioners
and parents of students with diverse learn-
ing or behavioral challenges.
Cutler will discuss what causes rigid
behavior in autism and its impact on fami-
lies, schools and social situations. She will
share insights about the new possibilities
offered by emerging brain research and
highlight disability advocacy and col-
laborative strategies for teachers, parents
and mental health professionals. After the
main program, Cutler will meet informally
with parents at 3:15 p.m.

An outspoken autism advocate, Cutler
is an internationally recognized speaker
on autism, who gained prominence from
her success in raising her autistic daughter,
Temple Grandin. Her research on autism
and cognitive impairment helped to cre-
ate the scripts for two WGBH television
documentaries: The Disquieted and The

Her 2006 book, A Thorn in My Pocket,
describes raising Temple in the conserva-
tive world of the 1950s, when autistic chil-
dren were routinely diagnosed as infant
schizophrenics and placed in institutions.
Her daughter has become one of the top
scientists in the humane livestock handling
industry; Grandin was the subject of a
2010 Emmy Award-winning HBO movie
about her life and accomplishments.
Registration for the conference is $20 in
advance and $25 at the door. Refreshments
will be served. Social workers may pay
an additional $10 for 1.5 CE hours. Nirim
teachers may earn one "in network" credit.
To register, visit jewishdetroit.org/
events/familycircle, or call (248) 205-2549.
Payment for registration may be mailed to
Federation's Alliance for Jewish Education,
Attn: Family Circle, 6735 Telegraph Road,
Suite 370, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301.

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