Stringer Marks Autism Awareness at Shema Kolainu

BROOKLYN -

Marking the first day of Autism Awareness Month, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Tuesday visited Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices, a school and center for children with autism in Boro Park.

Stringer, who as Manhattan borough president in 2011 was one of a group of policy-makers who pledged to secure funding for autism, met with Dr. Joshua Weinstein, founder and CEO of Shema Kolainu, to discuss current funding challenges and possible solutions.

Stringer walked around the center, visited classrooms and was impressed by the educational facilities in Shema Kolainu, which was established 15 years ago.