Message from our Executive Director

Executive Director Dr. Beth Raskin

Kulanu, a Hebrew word that is translated to mean “All of Us”, aptly describes our mission to provide a wide range of educational, social and advocacy services for children and young adults with special needs and their families in the most inclusive environment possible.

At inception in 2000, a group of mothers created a “wish list” of activities that would enable their children with special needs to be included in all aspects of communal life. Through the generosity of the Scharf family, our new “home”, the Kulanu Center for Special Services has enabled Kulanu Academy to become the site that provides our community with a complex and comprehensive system of services seven days a week, year-round.

Kulanu has developed a reputation for providing programs and services of excellence. It continues to be recognized for its efforts with financial support of governmental organizations, grantors and our community. To its credit and that of its lay leadership and professional faculty, Kulanu has become a beacon of hope, information and support to individuals with special needs and their families. Along with the Board of Directors, the administrators and the faculty of Kulanu Academy, I invite you to explore our website and engage any of our professional staff. We welcome your visit to our programs so you can experience how Kulanu Learns, Kulanu Serves, Kulanu Includes and Kulanu Works!

Beth Raskin, Ed.D.
Executive Director