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Kisharon School: ‘a jewel in the crown’

Kisharon School is ‘a jewel in the crown of the community’ and its free school status is driving up educational standards, Lord Polak (Conservative) said at a House of Lords debate this week on the contribution made by free schools in improving educational standards.

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Sensory room at Gatwick

Gatwick has become the first UK airport to open a sensory room where passengers with autism or special needs can feel at ease before their flight.

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Dental care at Tuffkid

Charlie the Dragon lent a helping hand when Mr Dentist, Jeremy Kaufman, taught children how to care for their teeth at Tuffkid Nursery.

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Disability World: Campaign for fair care

Charity Dimensions has found alarming discrepancies in how GPs treat patients with learning disabilities and the general population, and has launched #MyGPandMe, a campaign for change

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Bev’s message

In just over a week, Kisharon has taken part in the yellow candle Holocaust memorial project, and, on Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, we remembered our fallen soldiers and celebrated 70 years of Israel’s independence.

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Bev says…

The story of Pesach is a celebration of Bnei Yisroel’s deliverance from the adversity and challenge of Mitzraim. It is a mixture of hope and strong belief that propels the Jews forward to eventually become a proud and free nation.

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Disability World: Raising a child with special needs

Raising children is fraught with challenges and even more so if that child has learning disabilities.

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Disability World: Care cuts disappointment

A man with quadriplegic cerebral palsy who said his local authority was in breach of the 2014 Care Act because it cut his care package has lost a landmark case in the Appeal Court.

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Disability World: Write on!

It’s never easy to write a formal, official letter – particularly when it comes to making a complaint or fighting for something we’re entitled to. But help is at hand…

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Duke of Edinburgh Silver award for Kisharon School students

A three-day expedition in the Peak District was the final triumphant step of the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award for five students from Kisharon School.

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Disability World: It’s that time again…the long summer holiday

The sun is shining and school is nearly over…but how are we going to fill the long summer holiday?

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Daniel and Shlomo lend a hand

Shlomo Weltman and Daniel Yefet became advisors to Baroness Hollins who is behind a new book for people with learning disabilities.

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Pesach gifts to delight

Give your seder table the ‘wow’ factor at Equal, Kisharon’s gift shop in Temple Fortune.

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Bev’s message for Pesach

The story of Pesach tells of B’nei Yisroel’s deliverance from the adversity and challenge of Mitzraim.

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Kisharon and Mencap meet the Childs Hill community

Kisharon and Mencap met the Childs Hill community at an open meeting in the run up to operating the local library from next month, April.

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Disability World: Be an ‘appy JAMmer

Individuals with learning disabilities can ask people to be more patient with them by using a new phone app.

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Excellence at Kisharon

Kisharon is an excellent place to volunteer, according to a survey of volunteers by the Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN).

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Disability World: Upbringing matters most of all

Caroline White, mum to Seb, 8, who has Down’s Syndrome, says a child is shaped by their upbringing and life experience, not their diagnosis.

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Make your gifts count

Looking for a last-minute gift for a child? Take a look at Orchard Toys’ Giant Road jigsaw, a chunky themed floor puzzle. Three of the characters have disabilities.

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View Bettina Caro’s vibrant work at Equal

See the vibrant and richly-coloured paintings of Bettina Caro at Equal, artist of the month for December.

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Artist uses debut collection to support Kisharon

Artist Rebecca Frankel-Rudowski is donating to Kisharon ten per cent of the proceeds from sales at her debut collection at the Hampstead Garden Suburb Gallery this month, December.

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No holds barred for football fan

Disability World: A Crystal Palace fan with learning disabilities has secured his dream job as a match day steward at Selhurst Park.

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Top award for Bev

Bev, Kisharon’s Chief Executive, has won the title Charity Principal of the Year. The Charity Times award was presented at a ceremony at Westminster’s Park Plaza.

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A picture says it all

Great Interactions is a new book of heart warming and inspirational photographs by Polly Braden who spent two years working with people with learning disabilities.

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Dashing out to the shops…?

Women juggle their lives every day – but routine tasks like shopping become even harder if you have a child with disabilities. Samantha Buck, mum to two teenagers and Alfie,
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A huge privilege

It has been a huge privilege to be at the helm as Kisharon celebrates its 40th year.

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New idea helps air travellers

Travelling is stressful enough for anyone. Taking a trip when you need assistance has just become much easier if you’re flying from Gatwick Airport.

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The day Asda fell silent

Escalators and in-store music were all turned off in a quiet hour at one Asda store to help shoppers with autism and disabilities.

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Best ride in town

David Abrahams had a bird’s eye view of London on Emirates Air Line cable car.

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Young Kisharon fun night at Vanilla

Sushi, cocktails and great music by The Solomon Brothers made for a sell out Young Kisharon event on Thursday evening at Vanilla in central London.

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Now where’s that bike?

Now Spring has arrived the Bike Shop will pick up your bike free of charge for servicing and repairs.

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Take on your own personal fitness challenge

Take on your own personal fitness challenge – now! This year Kisharon is organising a challenge that will be just right for you.

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Disability World: A poignant wedding

This is a screen shot from one of the most moving wedding videos you will ever see. The couple did not let disability stand in the way of their personal happiness.

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Virtual Chanukah ‘gelt’ will aid Kisharon

Kisharon is hoping to raise more than £20,000 through an innovative appeal in which supporters are being asked to give ‘virtual’ Chanukah gelt (money).

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In loving memory…

With a helping hand from Kisharon, a man who passed away 13 years ago was not forgotten.

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Disability World: Russia cracks parking abuse

Parking in disabled bays without a valid blue badge is illegal and Barnet Council officers issue tickets to offenders. But abuse of disabled bays could be stamped out for good if a Russian solution comes to the UK.

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Disability world: On the fringe?

The Edinburgh Fringe is becoming more accessible with significant strides forward to help disabled people.

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New homes are a dream come true

Do you know someone with special needs who wants to lead an independent life in a brand-new home of their own? That dream could become reality this summer with seven stunning
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Pirkei Avos
“The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G-d, and deeds of kindness.” Kisharon looks at the person not the disability, teaching Torah, Middos and Mitzvot embracing and cherishing everybody’s special talent and bringing out the best in them.