‘We can do it’

SHEKEL helps people with disabilities find the light at the end of the tunnel while feeling at home.

December 10, 2015 14:22
4 minute read.
 ‘SHEKEL Dialogue with American Art'

At the opening of the exhibition ‘SHEKEL Dialogue with American Art'. (photo credit: SHEKEL)


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My dream is to stand on the stage of the Oscars and say, ‘We can do it.’” Josh Aronson, 29, has just gotten offstage after emceeing an event. Looking dapper in a suit and tie and being extremely charming, his charisma is clear for all to see. Except that when he says, “We can do it,” he is referring to a specific group: people who are disabled.

Aronson has Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that until a few years ago he struggled to accept he had. On the night we meet he is presenting an event that is held by: SHEKEL, an NGO that aims to help its clients come to feel at ease with taking a role in society.


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