PHOTOS: After a great night of celebrating in Pennsylvania last night, two big losers took home lots of cash. The greatest loser and grand prize winner of the Lose 4 Autism contest, was Elchonon Goldstein. Goldstein lost 104 lbs and 38.2% of his starting weight. He was awarded the grand prize of $25,000 for losing the largest percentage of original body weight.
The second place winner, was Maier Arm, who was awarded $10,000 for losing 100 lbs.
Together, the participants raised close to $180,000 during the 120 day competition, and lost a total of 2,500 lbs. The average weight loss was 50lbs.
The Imrei Binah model is a tuition-free center based program that provides speech therapy, occupational therapy (OT) music therapy, physical therapy (PT) and applied behavioral analysis therapy (ABA) alongside an academic model focused on school readiness. The staff-student ratio is 1:1. Through a concentration of individualized curriculums that focus exclusively on autism related challenges, Imrei Binah is maximizing the potential of children with autism so that they can grow to be independent and socially integrated members of society.