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  • Jean Judes – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Beit Issie Shapiro’s Executive Director, Ms. Jean Judes, presented Beit Issie Shapiro’s programs for changing attitudes as leverage for social inclusion.

  • Ronen Cohen – Social Worker, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Dana Roth – Director of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Aron York – The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
    Beit Issie Shapiro is a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that also operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change. The organization runs an intervention program among young people, aimed at changing their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of the program.  

  • Dr. Shirli Werner – Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Heli Peretz – Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Dana Roth – Director of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The research by Dr. Shirley Warner, Cheli Peretz, and Dr. Dana Roth is the first study of its kind in Israel, undertaken at the initiative of Beit Issie Shapiro as a result of the experience acquired over many years of wide-ranging activities and dealing with the attitudes of the community towards people with disabilities. The research compares the attitudes of children in preschool towards children with physical disabilities, children with impaired hearing, and regular children.

    From the findings it emerged that children had more positive attitudes, in all aspects, towards children without disabilities by comparison with their attitudes towards children with physical or sensory disabilities. They indicate the importance of education from early childhood, giving age-appropriate information, and including the parents and the educational staff in building and shaping positive attitudes, and creating a solid foundation for an inclusive and accepting society.

  • Shosh Kaminsky, M.S.W., Director of Knowledge Management and Social Change,  Beit Issie Shapiro
    Einat Noah, student of community work (under the guidance of the director of community work in school social work at Beit Issie Shapiro)
    The siblings of children with disabilities come face to face with society’s prevailing stigmas regarding people with disabilities, the result of ignorance, and lack of information and knowledge. The stereotypes and social problems in accepting the other who is different mean that siblings have to cope with the challenges, difficulties, and complex emotional experiences.
    The article describes an intervention program in the sibling’s social environment, aimed at empowering them and creating a change in attitudes towards people with difficulties among the children in their social environment.

  • Shosh Kaminsky – M.S.W., Director of Knowledge Management and Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article describes a tool enabling a social situation or social problem to be mapped: collecting the information, analyzing it, and proposals for changing the situation.

  • Chairman: Prof Patrick Corrigan
    Prof Jeremy Turk: Labelling and Classifications in Developmental Disabilities: Curse or Blessing
    Prof Lisa Woolfson: The influence of societal stereotypes on attitudes and behaviour of parents and teachers towards children with intellectual disabilities
    Dr Katrina Scior: Do they do what they say? Questioning the link between self-reported attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and actual behaviour
    Dr Shirli Werner: “Equal in Uniform”: Its impact on attitudes of soldiers without disabilities towards soldiers with intellectual disabilities

  • Chairman: Prof Patrick Corrigan
    Prof Jeremy Turk: Labelling and Classifications in Developmental Disabilities: Curse or Blessing
    Prof Lisa Woolfson: The influence of societal stereotypes on attitudes and behaviour of parents and teachers towards children with intellectual disabilities
    Dr Katrina Scior: Do they do what they say? Questioning the link between self-reported attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities and actual behaviour
    Dr Shirli Werner: “Equal in Uniform”: Its impact on attitudes of soldiers without disabilities towards soldiers with intellectual disabilities

     

  • Prof. Lindmeier describes a joint project for students and people with disabilities, which focused on attitudes towards people with disabilities in Nazi Germany

  • Prof. Lindmeier describes a joint project for students and people with disabilities, which focused on attitudes towards people with disabilities in Nazi Germany

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