Key Officials to be Honored at Shema Kolainu Legislative Breakfast
On Wednesday, August 10,2016 Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices, a school and center for Children with Autism, will host their Annual Legislative Breakfast at the Renaissance Ballroom located at 5902 14th in Brooklyn, New York at 8:30 AM.
Established in 1998, by Dr. Joshua Weinstein when it opened its doors to three young school children - the first school and center of its kind, today, close to a thousand children benefit from Shema Kolainu's center and home based services and programs in home and center based programs to children on the autism spectrum in all 5 boroughs of NYC.
Founder and CEO Dr. Joshua Weinstein declared, "This is a remarkable feat accomplished only with Hashem's help." Dr. Weinstein will open the program offering a warm welcome to all champions of Autism advocates.
The Annual Shema Kolainu legislative breakfast is hosted annually to educate legislators about the urgency of Autism care and research, raise support and awareness and share ideas about working toward combating Autism through effective public policy and legislation. Communal, civic and religious leaders, philanthropists, and elected officials will be participating to pay tribute to several outstanding public officials for their role in furthering the mission of Shema Kolainu.
Several outstanding officials and communal leaders will be honored for their proven dedication to increasing educational opportunities for children with Autism spectrum disorders. They are:
NYC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio who oversees the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Health + Hospitals, Human Resources Administration who will be presented with the City Leadership Award in recognition of her of her outstanding commitment to the most vulnerable in our population.
Dr. Alan Kadish who as President of Touro College and University System heads the nation's largest Jewish-sponsored institution of higher education. More than 18,000 students study at 32 schools in four countries. One of the leading educators of healthcare professionals in the U.S., Touro's graduates pursue careers in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, occupational, physical and speech therapy and more. Dr. Kadish has expressed his commitment to families touched by autism through Touro's multi-faceted Autism Center and through ongoing education of health professionals to serve the needs of patients with autism. Shema Kolainu is grateful to Dr. Kadish for his commitment to their mission to enhance the quality of life of children with autism and their families.
Greetings will be heard from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer.
As is already a tradition at the Shema Kolainu breakfast, Menachem Lubinsky, CEO of LUBICOM Marketing Consulting and Kalman Yeger Esq. will be masters of ceremonies.