International Sites:
Inclusive University
Since 2001, Beit Issie Shapiro has offered courses through the Inclusive University. This unique program is given under the auspices of Beit Issie Shapiro’s Trump International Institute of Continuing Education in Developmental Disabilities and in collaboration with Bar Ilan University. The Inclusive University project aims to equalize opportunities for people with severe learning and adjustment disabilities to benefit for higher education in an academic setting, develop skills and personal empowerment, develop self control and self motivation, as well as further social integration of the students with disabilities with mainstream students.

The courses are mostly presented on the Bar Ilan University campus – thus promoting social integration, and helping to alleviate a lifelong sense of alienation and inferiority. All the lecturers have experience in working with people with learning and adjustment disabilities and adapt their methods to the students’ styles of learning.

These courses have given hundreds of people the opportunity for self-worth, pride and an ability to continue studying. Many of the graduates have been empowered in their work situation and in their personal lives.

We are very proud that for the first time in 2008, a Inclusive University participant was accepted to a mainstream university course.

A recent development, made possible due to the generous support of the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation, are Inclusive University groups in Jerusalem with Haredi men and women.

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Congratulations to Trump Institute Academic Director Dr Benny Hozmi who has been awarded the prize for“Excellence in Innovative Social Work” by the Recanati, Chase and Rashi Foundations, recognizing his role in the innovative development of over 20 Inclusive University Program courses.