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Jewish Disability and Inclusion Shabbat - speaker, Ava Xiao-Lin Rigelhaupt

Saturday, February 27, 2021 15 Adar 5781

10:00 AM

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Join us for Jewish Disability and Inclusion Shabbat when our speaker will be Ava Xiao-Lin Rigelhaupt. Ava is a Communications Fellow in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program for Spring 2021. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Ava is a writer, actress, and advocate for disability and autism representation in the entertainment industry. She graduated in 2020 from Sarah Lawrence College (NY) with a Bachelor’s degree. During her senior year at Sarah Lawrence, she was the college’s Ruderman Family Foundation Inclusion Ambassador and worked with Hillel and the theatre department to produce the school’s first sensory friendly performance, along with moderating a panel of industry professionals to discuss accessibility in entertainment. Ava has presented on different disability and diversity panels, and published articles discussing topics such as: autism, accessibility, being a Chinese adoptee, and studying abroad in Italy as an autistic college student.

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