As part of our month-long series dedicated to Jewish Disability Awareness Month, Benay shares her success at mainstreaming her son on the autism spectrum into a Jewish day school classroom.
Our…son got his first siddur (prayer book) last week, and it was--in a word--amazing. A year ago, I never would have predicted he would be up on that stage. In fact, I was convinced of just the opposite--that my son would not be attending Jewish day school at all, let alone participating in the first… >> Read More
As part of our month-long series dedicated to Jewish Disability Awareness Month, Benay shares her hopes and concerns about her son's future Jewish education.
I watch my 5-year-old at Jr.…Congregation on Shabbat, and I am amazed. Here, in a small room with children, songs, and a teacher he knows and loves, he is comfortable and in his element. He participates, and more than that, he wants to be a leader, a teacher, and a student. He runs onto the bimah in the sanctuary for… >> Read More