SENATOR PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Brooklyn, NY, August 5, 2008 - - New York State Senator Kevin Parker today presented a $100,000 check to Shema Kolainu during their “Hear Our Voices” Legislative Breakfast. With the rapid rise in autism, Senator Parker recognizes the demand for education and resources in this matter.
“Shema Kolainu has opened our eyes to the needs of so many of our children in Brooklyn living with autism," Senator Parker said. Families living with autistic children can count on me to upgrade these facilities and reclaim the future for their children, and ensure that every child can live up to their potential."
Shema Kolainu is looking to add three more floors which will allow them to reach more children with effective programs. The new space will accommodate classrooms, therapy and clinical evaluation rooms, a library with adaptive technology/computer equipment, a gymnasium, auditorium, high tech conference center and a domed rooftop playground.
Shema Kolainu is a nonpublic, nonprofit, nondenominational, multi-cultural school, in which they provide quality treatment, education, professional training and mentoring for children with autism.
About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the 21st Senatorial District in Brooklyn. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker has been a Flatbush resident for more than 30 years. Having been nurtured, schooled and employed in the district, Senator Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in several communities which include: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park.