The Agudah’s Project LEARN (founded in 2001) is an invaluable resource for families with children that have special educational needs. Dedicated Project LEARN staff guide parents of children who need to attend Jewish special education schools to obtain tuition reimbursement. They also assist parents through the complicated IEP (Individual Education Plan) process, enabling the children receive a full range of supportive services in the mainstream Yeshivos in which they are most comfortable. They also advocate vigorously on the city and state level to create an environment which is conducive to accessing the funds needed.
Project LEARN is the go-to address for thousands of families with children that have special education needs, when there is difficulty or conflict between them and the government regulated services that they so desperately need and deserve.
Close to 1000 students attend Jewish special education schools due to the Agudah’s efforts in obtaining tuition reimbursements for them.
Database of over 1,500 N.Y.C certified special education teachers capable of providing life changing P3 services.
More than 14,000 students received supportive services in their mainstream Yeshivos
2,000 calls annually from parents, guiding them on obtaining special education supportive services
“I would like to thank Agudath Israel’s Project LEARN, under the auspices of Mrs. [Leah] Steinberg, for their unfailing commitment to, and advocacy for, our children with special needs. Her efforts have borne fruit where many have long ago given up. Hundreds of families are now breathing easier because of her efforts.”
“Project LEARN has enabled yiddishe children of all stripes to get the funding they deserve.”
–Rabbi Dr. Yosef Rosenshein, founder of PTACH
“Having a child with special needs is a tremendous challenge but knowing that there are people, [& an] organization [that is] fighting for you and fighting for your child, is a tremendous source of chizuk to us. It really makes us feel like we’re not dealing with this on our own, but our challenge is the community’s challenge, and we’re in this together.”
–Aryeh Weiss, Parent of Special needs child, Brooklyn, NY
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