New Mission

New Mission


My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Yachad Family Shabbaton at Hudson Valley Resort - May 13-15, 2011

I was invited to speak at the 25th Annual Yachad Family Shabbaton this past weekend at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, New York.  Yachad is a national Jewish organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community.  The event, which this year attracted more guests than ever in the past, offered workshops on different topics with respect to individuals with special needs such as sensory integration, social skills deficits, parenting, residential programs, executive functioning skills, autism, Down Syndrome, and two sessions on special education law presented by this firm.  The weekend also offered parents opportunities to attend support groups with similarly situated parents and to participate in various other sessions and activities. 

To learn more about Yachad visit: http://www.njcd.org/