Orthopedically handicapped children of the late 1960s were more often than not sheltered by their parents from interactions with non-handicapped children. Thus, to get handicapped children into Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), dedicated staff must reach out both to center staff and to parents of in order to foster a common understanding that handicapped children can contribute to and gain enormously from community activities. Since so much of a handicapped child's life is fragmented into a variety of services, the JCC has the potential to be a central, stabilizing force in his daily experiences. JCCs, therefore, must overcome their discomfort with non-"normal" individuals and reach out to those in their midst who could most use their services.
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Robbins, Harold W. Schattner, Regina. Obstacles in the Social Integration of Orthopedically Handicapped Children. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1968: