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Tuesday, 16 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 21, 2019

    Mom Wants Special Restaurant Time

    Florida mom Leah Cohen is on a mission for families with children with special needs, asking restaurants to create special hours so they can dine out. Full Story, Video

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    Leah ur amazing mom
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    Leah ur amazing mom

    A fan!

    kol hakavod
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    kol hakavod

    What an amazing woman and kudos to the restaurants that will follow suit. Favorite part is when she says that if her child is smearing ketchup and the “normal” kid is opening all the salt…kids are kids and all our Special kids and their families deserve to enjoy eating out. Leah Rocks!!!

    Inspired
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    Inspired

    Leah you are an inspiration!

    What a brilliant idea!
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    What a brilliant idea!

    Kids are kids and just because their chromosomes got a bit scrambled doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be allowed to do normal things.
    I would like to just take it a step further. Have a unity day where these kids can enjoy a meal together with “regular” families who have room in their hearts to accept them and share a meal with them without condescending looks.
    I would love to be there.
    M.Z.

    wonderful Leah
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    wonderful Leah

    Leah, you and I spoke not so long ago, i was asking if Florida was a good place to be if you have a special child. You were so helpful to me and we hope to see you soon pg. Everyone who reads this story, stand up for children and their families who have a child with special needs. Help them, and dont be unkind. Before I had children, it nevr was a thought that i would have a child with challenges, but it can and does happen to many many people. My son was treated like a leper, and… Read more »

    I've gotta say... If the Jewish community can't be respectful of people with special needs, we've got a BIG problem
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    I've gotta say... If the Jewish community can't be respectful of people with special needs, we've got a BIG problem

    I’m a special education teacher and I work with students who have severe developmental (think autism), and intellectual disabilities. I’m also a baal’as teshuva and Lubavitch. I lived in CH for several years and worked with a child with Down syndrome almost the entire time I lived in CH. I was often really put off at the looks from community members that this really incredible kid would get from ADULTS. I can understand how overwhelming and potentially embarrassing it may be for parents with children with more noticeable special needs and behaviors to be out in public. But that’s just… Read more »

    Proud to call you a friend!
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    Proud to call you a friend!

    Love you Leah 😉

    Kol Ha'kavod
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    Kol Ha'kavod

    As somebody who volunteered with special needs children for three years I am definitely in favor of this idea. Everybody needs a chance & sense of belonging and special needs children are no exception!!

    Love it
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    Love it

    Wow would love to meet this wonderful mom…

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