Autism: ‘It is not a disability, it is extreme sensitivity to your surroundings’

Guy Shahar who lives with his son Daniel in south west London wants to redefine the condition in a bid to change the way some parents understand their children.

He said that far from being a disability, autism is simply a condition of ‘profound sensitivity to emotional and sensory stimulus’, and that if they are properly understood and treated accordingly, autistic children have ‘astonishing potential’.

Maimonides’ Eight Levels of Charity

There are eight levels of charity, each greater than the next.

[1] The greatest level, above which there is no greater, is to support a fellow Jew by endowing him with a gift or loan, or entering into a partnership with him, or finding employment for him, in order to strengthen his hand until he need no longer be dependent upon others . . .