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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 am

For parents of children with academic challenges - whether it be ADHD, hearing impairments or developmental or speech delays - finding the right school can become a challenge of its own. While public schools offer free services such as speech or occupational therapy to students with a diagnosed learning disability, what options do parents have in the world of Jewish education?

"The last decade has been a tremendous leap forward in accommodating special needs in Jewish schools," said Becca Hornstein, executive director of the Council for Jews With Special Needs (CJSN).

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