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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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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

ICare4Autism Breakfast With Mayor Of Jerusalem Nir Barkat

This morning I attended a beautiful breakfast presented by ICare4Autism to welcome the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the opening of the Global Autism Center on Mt. Scopus in Israel.  The event was co-chaired by Mr. Howard Jonas and Mr. John Catsimatidis.  The meeting was led by Dr. Joshua Weinstein, the founder and CEO of ICare4Autism and the driving force behind the ambitious project in Jerusalem.  Also in attendance was Dr. Eric Hollander, Director of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Autism Center, and chair of the ICare4Autism Advisory Council. 

Mayor Barkat discussed the future of this project, his reasons for supporting it, and his efforts to ensure its success.  Dr. Hollander addressed the question of why there has been such an increase in the number of individuals diagnosed with autism and discussed some of the potential causes of the disorder.  The event was well-attended and consisted of people from diverse backgrounds.  

Photos courtesy of ICare4Autism:

ICare4Autism Breakfast with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Nov.8, 2011
Partial view of the overwhelming show of participants at the ICare4Autism Breakfast with the participation of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to discuss the ICare4Autism Global Autism Center
Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Ph.D., M.B.A., Founder & CEO of ICare4Autism speaks at the Breakfast with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat
At the ICare4Autism breakfast honoring Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Founder & CEO of ICare4Autism describes the Global Autism Center project. Seated to the right is Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Host J. Morton Davis, DH Blair Founder and Chairman, and Event Co-Chair John Catsimatidis, owner and CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods