Twelve-year-old Asher Rosenfeld loves reading and he’s spreading that love to children with disabilities. Asher, a 7th grader in New York City started Audibles with Asher in the fall of 2020 to help children with disabilities stay connected during Covid-19. Asher reads to each individual participant virtually and he donates and ships the books as well.
“Reading brings the imagination to life- it takes us beyond our everyday world and brings us into someone else’s- which is so special and so cool,” said Asher. “I love to read because it’s so exciting! You never know what’s coming up on the next page! I am thrilled to be able to share my passion reading one-on-one and connecting over stories that we can enjoy together.”
Asher has partnered with Friendship Circle an incredible organization promoting greater awareness and understanding of the unique needs and the unique gifts of people with special needs.Those who have participated in Audibles with Asher loved the experience. As one mom, Karen, said, “Asher was so kind and read beautifully to my girls. [They] asked if they can do it every month!”