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LAUNCHING! Non-Profit Provides Model (Dis)Abilities Program for Cities Nationwide

Keshet, a unique organization serving individuals with special needs, is now breaking out nationally with the launch of the Keshet Leventhal Professional Development Center, providing full service consultations for communities across America that aspire to replicate the Keshet model. Services include educational, recreational, vocational and social programming.

“After the consultations we’ve been invited to over the past few years, we understood that there is a real need outside Chicago to establish organizations like ours,” says Abbie Weisberg, CEO/Executive Director of Keshet.

This year, Weisberg will represent Keshet as one of the featured speakers at the 2012 International Autism Conference in Jerusalem, Israel, alongside leading international autism researchers representing over 20 countries.

The areas of expertise of Keshet’s professional staff include structured teaching, effective inclusion, volunteer training, teacher mentorship, classroom support, ability awareness, peer/buddy training programs, home/school connection, structured recreation and leisure activities, etc.

To receive more information about the Keshet Leventhal Professional Development Center, contact Abbie Weisberg at or visit

About Keshet
Keshet: A Rainbow of Hope for Children and Adults with Special Needs is a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art 501(C-3) non-profit organization, providing community based educational, recreational, and vocational programs for children, teens and young adults with varying and multiple developmental disabilities. Keshet’s goal is to enable children with disabilities to participate as fully as possible in the mainstream of community life.

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