Shema Kolainu

A Spectrum Of Support For Jews With Autism

05/15/2012
Staff Writer

A mother’s offhand comment here about the need for a place for Jewish children with autism has, 15 years later, spurred an international research center.

In 1997, the mother of two young special-needs children who lives in the New York area told Joshua Weinstein, a veteran educator with a Ph.D. in special education who was serving as CEO of a local health care agency, that no major program for Jewish children with various forms of autism existed.

Joshua Weinstein, with children at the Shema Kolainu autism center in Brooklyn. Kim Robinson
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