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My name is Masha Nockenofsky. I am 18 years old and I’m an autistic child. My youngest brother is the same thing, too. If you are all wondering why I’m so different from everybody else in the world, here’s how it all started. more
A heated roundtable discussion among parents of special needs students and Kulanu administrators on one of the coldest nights last week exposed the raw wounds of bullying and attempted to find solutions to solve this age-old recurring problem. more
He spent a decade growing at Kulanu, and as he graduates from its most senior program, Far Rockaway resident Yoni Olenick, 21, recounts the variety of Kulanu options that transformed him to an active and outspoken member of the local Jewish community, an advocate and role model. more
Issue of May 7, 2010/ 23 Iyar, 5770 Kulanu honored its founding families Sunday at a breakfast at its Central Ave. headquarters, the Kulanu Center for Special Services in Cedarhurst. Nearly 10 … more
Last summer, I was offered the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at Kulanu’s summer program, Camp Discovery. I was nervous at first, as I never taught cake, cookie and cupcake decorating to children. The first day I rushed in with all my supplies and within five minutes my first group of kids bounded in. more
Coming this September, Kulanu’s limudai kodesh (Jewish Studies) program will be available to special needs students beyond those currently attending a Kulanu program. Torah L’Kulanu, a unique hands-on interactive program will fill a community need, said its director, Rabbi David Zeidel. more
When a family walks down the street in the Five Towns and sees a child with a disability, a slightly different appearance, voice, or personality, how does the parent explain to the child that this slightly different child is also special, and an important member of the community? more
Three Kulanu Academy students joined two teenage shadow students from Kulanu’s Sunday Program to teach sensitivity to 120 girls at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach’s elementary school. more
This Sunday's Kulanu community fair in Cedarhurst Park has been postponed more
Kulanu, the Five Towns-based organization that helps children with special needs and their families, will honor three of its founding members — Jewish Star Kitchen columnist Judy Joszef and Alyssa and Leslie Sterba — at its annual scholarship dinner on Dec. 21, motzei Shabbat, at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst. more
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