1000 Participants ~ 200 Presenters ~ 23 Countries: Beit Issie Shapiro's International Conference on Disabilities was a huge success. READ all about it and WATCH short clips from people that were there.
Representatives from the Nigerian government and Nigerian Sesame Street learned about Beit Issie Shapiro's inclusive and accessible playground model, and explored a range of educational-therapeutic center models.
Keynote speaker Rick Guidotti and Harvard Professor Michael Stein with Sivan, the first muppet who uses a wheelchair, from Rechov Sumsum (Israel's Sesame Street) on HOP!TV. Only at Beit Issie Shapiro's International Conference on Disabilities.
“She told me: ‘every day, the kids at school tell me I’m ugly, I’m a monster. And I believed them. Until today.’ Self acceptance equals self esteem equals self advocacy. Let’s change the way community sees difference.”
“‘What I decide is best for me, is what it’s all about’. Respecting the individual with disabilities. And moving from the institution to the community. Ensuring that children who are born with an additional need, get that support. Ensuring that children with disabilities are included and have the right to […]
“It is clear that the efforts of Beit Issie Shapiro are crucially important in letting the world know that disabilities can be improved with loving care and technology, and the resulting innovations will help everybody”.
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