Kulanu was formed to answer the needs of families who have children with varying physical and developmental disabilities. Whether parents are attempting to acquire medical, social or educational services, or are simply trying to get through the day, Kulanu is there to work with children, parents and the community. Our goal is to ease the everyday challenges faced by parents in dealing with their children with disabilities.
Kulanu serves children who have a wide range of disabilities such as Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, and Tourette’s Syndrome, as well as developmental disorders, attention disorders, learning disabilities and physical challenges. Working with local synagogues, day schools and yeshivot, Kulanu’s staff of trained professionals and lay leaders, provides children with state-of-the-art programs enriched with Jewish culture and values.
The organization offers a wide variety of services such as respite, social skills, Sunday activity programs, family support, information and referral, camp programs, sensitivity training, education and advocacy for children and their families ages 2-adulthood. Kulanu is continually developing new programming to meet the needs of the over 300 children with special needs in communities throughout South Shore, Mid-Island and Far Rockaway.
Kulanu is staffed by accredited professionals, specialists, consultants and trained student volunteers. Each program is tailored to meet the specific needs of each child. Though daunting and costly, tailoring the programs is critical and central to Kulanu’s mission.
To learn more about Kulanu, visit their official website.