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Article from the Canadian Jewish News in support of Jacob:

Parent fights to get handicapped son into school Frances Kraft, Staff Reporter, Friday, August 31, 2012 Tags: Jewish learning News 0 Comments Jacob Trossman, with Cheryl Libman, who taught him last year at Elkhorn Public School. TORONTO — Marcy White has spent the last five months fighting for her 10-year-old son Jacob Trossman to attend Elkhorn Public […]


Trapped More Ways Than One

If you want to support us in our fight to have Jacob attend Elkhorn Public School, the school where he has friends and teachers who know how to teach him, please share this story and write on our blog. If you know anyone who wants to help us, share that too! Show the school board […]


Here is a copy of a blog post from my friend Laura in support of Jacob.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 The Toronto District School Board Has No Shame Thank you to David Menzies from SUN TV for doing a story on my friend Marcy and her beautiful son Jacob.  And thank you to all my blogging buddies who have posted the story: you are my partners in crime and I love […]


From the Toronto Sun Thursday August 16, 2012: TDSB must accomodate Jacob Trossman

TDSB must accommodate Jacob Trossman By Farzana Hassan First posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 06:50 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012 06:53 PM EDT The Toronto District School Board must do a better job of upholding its Equity Policy Statement by accommodating Jacob Trossman in Elkhorn Public School Toronto for three days a […]


More on our TDSB struggle: The Arena with Michael Coren

Here is an interview I did with Michael Coren yesterday. He is looking into whether our MPP (Michael Colle and MP (Joe Volpe) can help get Jacob into Elkhorn Public School for September 4, 2012:


More on our TDSB struggles

For the first time in his life, 10-year-old Jacob was finally being invited to birthday parties and play dates and learning in a classroom with kids his own age, something we were very excited about. Unfortunately, the Toronto District School Board will not allow Jacob to increase the amount of time he spends at the […]


Jacob vs the Toronto District School Board

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) simply doesn’t understand kids like Jacob, kids who have challenges but are still capable of learning along side their able-bodied peers. After my article Doors Open Wide appeared in the press, the TDSB officials wanted Jacob to stop attending Elkhorn, the school where he made friends and was exposed […]


Jacob’s Effect on People

Those who know Jake know the effect he has on others. There is something intangible that happens to people who take the time to get to know my crazy-haired boy with an awesome sense of humor. The ‘something’ is often hard to describe but Amir, Kaylum’s dad, did a great job describing how the friendship […]


Jacob Turns 10!

We had a three parties for Jacob – one was a family party, then he had his annual “princess” party with all his favorite Yedidus counselors and a party for his school friends. Instead of a traditional cake that Jake does not eat, I finally came up with a “Jake Cake” – the two foods […]


Jacob – The Boy Who Can

A few months ago I received an email from Danielle, a film student at Ryerson University and a part time lifeguard at the pool where Jacob swims. Here is an excerpt from her message: Last year I worked on Thursday nights, guarding during the half hour that Jacob swam with Larissa, and every single night […]



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