Community stories of inclusion

Breaking boards and barriers: How martial arts helped 2 people with autism

 

Autism and Martial Arts

 

Ironman Florida: Chris Nikic made history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete triathlon — CNN

Ironman Florida | Chris Nikic made history as the first person with Down syndrome to complete triathlon

 

OurSpace L.A. Participant Celebrates Bar Mitzvah

With the support from officiants Rabbi Ed Feinstein from Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, Hazzan Mike Stein from Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, and Mike Sirota, OurSpaceLA created this virtual simcha for a special family that moved out of state.

Having been part of CJ’s Jewish education from a young age, it was obvious that OurSpace would help him prepare for becoming a bar mitzvah regardless of the distance. Mike Sirota, OurSpaceLA b’nei mitzvah tutor extraordinaire, flew to be with the family for the special weekend after months of online preparation, while coordinating the entire service with Rabbi Feinstein and Director of OurSpaceLA Susan North Gilboa. When the time came for the celebration, CJ was surrounded by his immediate and extended family, and virtually by more relatives, friends, and the OurSpaceLA community.


 

 

Understanding autism takes center stage in The Miracle Project’s musical film

Understanding autism takes center stage in The Miracle Project’s musical film — So Cal Jewish News

 


 

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