In Adam Dickter’s excellent article on the struggle of parents to find a place for Jewish special-needs children in our day schools and other Jewish institutions, there is a reference to the fact that we convinced Manhattan Day School to take our son Nathaniel for seventh and eighth grades (June 11).
In fact, the leadership of Manhattan Day School stepped forward to accept Nathaniel into the mainstream program after we were unable to find a place for him at any other day school in Manhattan.
As the article notes, Nathaniel’s years at MDS proved wonderful for him, his classmates and the school environment. We feel a great deal of Hakarat Hatov (appreciation) to Manhattan Day School and hope that they will remember the positive effect that Nathaniel’s presence had in the school and will become key players as the community confronts this challenge.
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