This morning I attended a beautiful breakfast presented by ICare4Autism to welcome the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the opening of the Global Autism Center on Mt. Scopus in Israel. The event was co-chaired by Mr. Howard Jonas and Mr. John Catsimatidis. The meeting was led by Dr. Joshua Weinstein, the founder and CEO of ICare4Autism and the driving force behind the ambitious project in Jerusalem. Also in attendance was Dr. Eric Hollander, Director of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Autism Center, and chair of the ICare4Autism Advisory Council.
Mayor Barkat discussed the future of this project, his reasons for supporting it, and his efforts to ensure its success. Dr. Hollander addressed the question of why there has been such an increase in the number of individuals diagnosed with autism and discussed some of the potential causes of the disorder. The event was well-attended and consisted of people from diverse backgrounds.
Photos courtesy of ICare4Autism:
Partial view of the overwhelming show of participants at the ICare4Autism Breakfast with the participation of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat to discuss the ICare4Autism Global Autism CenterAt the ICare4Autism breakfast honoring Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Founder & CEO of ICare4Autism describes the GlobalAutismCenter project. Seated to the right is Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, Host J. Morton Davis, DH Blair Founder and Chairman, and Event Co-Chair John Catsimatidis, owner and CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods