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Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices

Shema Kolainu: Hear Our Voices is a school for children with autism located in Brooklyn.
Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices

Shema Kolainul is regulated and funded by the New York State Department of Education.  The funding is directed by the New York City Board of Education and the Office of the Comptroller. 

For many years, the school was underfunded.  A cost screen was placed over the needs of each student, while the students' real needs were not recognized.  Thus the school was operating with a deficit, and was considering closing down.


The Friedlander Group accepted Shema Kolainu as a client and identified the issues that allowed for the underfunding.  We ran an aggressive public relations campaign to bring the school to the attention of the media and public officials.  We presented a merit-based argument to the Board of Regents and to the appropriate legislators. As a result, hundreds of thousands of dollars were paid to the school retroactively.  The school was saved and has since expanded into a multi-faceted organization.

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Annual Event
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.
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Shema Kolainu – Hear Our Voices Celebrates Anniversary of Founding at 21st Annual Legislative Breakfast
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Yeshiva World coverage on the NYC Council Speaker race features Shema Kolainu Breakfast
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