Our Story

We’re a Brooklyn-based couple on a mission to make our community a more comfortable place for Autistic individuals and their families.

Together, we founded the Jewish Autism Network, a global shtetl where you can kvell and kvetch with people who get it!

Dadvocate speaks truth to power at New York State Assembly hearing

Jewish Autism Network founder Simcha Weinstein testifying before The New York State Assembly on September 13, regarding the 'Office for People With Developmental Disabilities', OPWDD; Statewide Comprehensive 5.07 Strategic Plan for 2023 through 2027.

Jewish Autism Network
Facebook Group

Join our online spectrum shtetl, membership is for those with ‘lived experience’ of autism. We have a few ground rules and a simple vetting process but in short we all share the responsibility to create a place of support for each other.

Jewish #AcutallyAutistic Network
Facebook Group

Autistic voices have been (and continue to be) marginalized within the Jewish community and the world at large. Join our peer-led Facebook group for autistic adults only. Building new friendships, expanding social skills, and growing support systems with similar experienced individuals.

We provide a warm, independent, nonjudgmental place to connect, community outreach, and practical support for Autistic self-advocates.

We're neither establishment nor experts: we’re families, and we’re stronger together.

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