New Mission

New Mission

My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

Search This Blog

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