The Jewish Autism Trust is a charitable organization located in London, England in the area known as Edgeware. The Jewish Autism Trust is an Autism Light because of the work they do to support people with autism in the Jewish community in London.
According to their website, the mission of the Jewish Autism Trust is to "exchange ideas and experiences and to give each other mutual support." It is aim is to help those in the Jewish community who are touched by autism. They meet once a month in members homes and offer encouragement through special speakers, special events, and ongoing email communication.
Special Speakers: One of the ways they accomplish their mission is through arranging for special speakers to give sessions of interest to the autism community. The Jewish Autism Trust has training program on autism in 2011 included the following:
- Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Condition
- Autism and Sensory Issues
- Sex and the Autism Spectrum
Special Events: The Jewish Autism Trust sponsors monthly activities for its members. These include social events and autism related seminars. On December 11, 2012 there will be a Chanukah Party. For more information visit the event section of their website.
To find out more details about the Jewish Autism Trust visit their website. Special thanks to the Jewish Autism Trust for supporting those with autism in the Jewish community in the London, England area and being an excellent model for how an autism organization that is faith-based can reach out to its community. It seems that their model could be applied to other groups around the world.
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