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We’ll be at the forefront, Julia pledges

The need for supported living within the Jewish community will continue to grow in the future with Kisharon at the forefront of developing opportunities, said outgoing Director of Operations and Development Julia Brown.

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Pesach means…

Pesach is a highlight of the Jewish year, but what makes it memorable for you?

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Disability World: Barbie in a wheelchair

A Barbie doll in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg will be available from June to help fight the stigma around physical disabilities.

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Disability World: Emojis

Emojis depicting disability will be available soon. The 13 new icons, from Apple are a starting point to better represent people with disabilities on the emoji keyboard.

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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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“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.