Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, founder and president of Laszlo Strategies in Washington, DC visits Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices on October 17, 2012, where she met with Dr. Joshua Weinstein-CEO and founder, Suri Gruen-Program Director, and Gili Rechany-Educational Director.
Jennifer Laszlow Mizrahi is the founder and president of Laszlow strategies in Washington, D.C. During her time in Shema Kolainu, Jennifer was escorted through the facilities in Brooklyn, NY. The Educational team gave her a brief overview of the methods and tactics used in the center. Using the double sided observation rooms Ms. Mizrahi was able to observe the classrooms without interruption to the students or teachers. The observation rooms are equipped with sound for further observations of student behaviors and training purposes.
Ms. Mizrahi was excited to meet the students in several classrooms and they were equally excited to see her. One student offered her lollipop and another was a little shy but still flashed us a huge smile while visiting his classroom. Ms. Mizrahi was also shown the state of the art Snoezelen Room, a controlled multisensory environment. This room is designed to deliver stimuli to various senses, using lighting effects, color, sounds, music, scents, etc. The combination of different materials on a wall may be explored using tactile senses, and the floor may be adjusted to stimulate the sense of balance.
Jennifer commented that we have an outstanding center and how early intervention is making a difference that she can see at this amazing facility. She was pleased to see first hand the outcomes we are reaching for on behalf of our children and their families – independence, freedom, happiness, ability to have relationships that build to future independence in the world.
Jennifer’s firm specializes in strategic communications and they are dedicated to helping non profit organizations in efforts to advocate the causes of people with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, as well as media communications, campaign training and insider briefing. Ms. Mizrahi looks forward to her next visit and we are looking forward to working with her for this great cause.