WAE to Give

WAE to Give Campaign

Directly Impact Programming & Creative Opportunities for each WAE Center Member.

Since 2004, JSDD’s WAE Center is well known for its cutting edge and visionary philosophy. This philosophy supports each individuals’ search to Find the Spark Within and lead a full life.

WAE to Give is a curated opportunity for each donor to connect directly with innovative programming. This funding brings to life curriculum which will cultivate emerging classes and talents.

To make a gift in support, Donate Now or contact Dena Kevelson – dkevelson@jsddmetrowest.org

Fiber art at JSDD’S WAE Center


The creation of a Fiber Art program at the WAE Center is underway. The WAE Center has a history of working with fiber by hosting weaving, quilting, sewing, dyeing, knitting and crochet classes for the past several years. Recently, with the gift of a floor loom, The WAE Center has received the push to grow and develop this substantial and enriching program for our members.


The art of weaving has long been acknowledged to have therapeutic and creative benefits. Hand/eye coordination, focusing, problem-solving, sequencing, and creative thinking are just some of the prevocational skills infused into this practice. Weaving is a quiet, calming activity in which our members can develop and express their creative ideas.

A Gift Of $7,500 Will fund

  • 60 Workshop hours with professional fiber artists.
  • Weaving tools and loom maintenance.
  • Yarns, fabric, and dye.
  • Trips to museums and galleries.
  • Sewing accessories.

Thank you for your generous support to grow this program. The tools, materials, and workshops taught by professional artists will become another exciting chapter in the WAE Center’s continuing mission to Find the Spark Within.

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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.