The Learning Disabilities Association reports that close to twenty percent of the population has a learning disability and one in 110 individuals has autism. Almost one million children in the United States are Jewish, so assuming that the Jewish population mirrors the general population, we can infer that close to 200,000 school-aged Jewish children grapple with learning disabilities. Our communities currently do not have the tools to serve these children—and the Jews of all ages diagnosed with other developmental delays—in a meaningful way.
Through our Cornerstone Certification process, Rosh Pina offers a way for organizations to meet the requirements of this population and to create deep, long-lasting change on all levels. With your help, we are on the way to creating strong, inclusive communities.