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  • Edna Karni – Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Heli Peretz – Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The purpose of this booklet is to present the models of inclusion that exist at the Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, and to give those who are interested the tools for building similar programs.

  • Liat Baram, Social Worker, MSW, Couples-Family therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Grand parenting is often one of the most life-affirmative experiences in the life of an individual. The article describes Grandparents’ Groups  for grandparents of children with developmental disabilities at the Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro.

  • Raz Tannenbaum – Speech Therapist and Coordinator of a Speech Therapy unit, Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Racheli Blum – SLP, Technology Consulting Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Beit Issie Shapiro’s Technology Center’s staff manage a professional blog in the field of assistive technology (AT). The blog includes posts on ideas for uses of AT, applications and technologies in the field of education and treatment of people with disabilities.
    This post is about apps used in iPad and other technological devices for development of pointing.

     

  • Raz Tannenbaum – Speech Therapist and Coordinator of a Speech Therapy unit, Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Tal Eisenberg – Occupational Therapist and Coordinator of the Occupational Therapy Unit , Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article describes a sensory group that was held for toddlers from Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center the in the White Snoezelen room at the Beit Issie Shapiro. The group was led by an occupational therapist and a speech therapist, as well as three other members of the kindergarten staff.
    The group of toddlers got to know their bodies through different experiences, including touch, feeling, movement, and making sounds, and learned to develop responses appropriate to different sensory and movement stimuli

  • 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.

  • Dr. Michele Shapiro – Former head of the Snoezelen Field, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Prof. Manfred Green – School of Public Health, University of Haifa
    Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    This study examines the short-term effectiveness of Snoezelen intervention amongst children with mid to severe intellectual disability that display non – adaptive behavior .

  • Ronen Cohen – Community Social Worker,
    Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dr. Aron York – The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
    Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro

    The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of an intervention program among young people, aimed to change their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The program was planned and carried out by Beit Issie Shapiro, a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.  

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