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Opening of Israel’s first Center of Excellence for Cerebral Palsy and severe motor disabilities

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Thanks to the generosity of New Yorkers Eileen and Jerry Lieberman, long-time and dedicated supporters and members of the NY Board of Trustees, in 2015, Beit Issie Shapiro is opening the country’s first Center of Excellence for Cerebral Palsy and severe motor disabilities.

Approximately one in every 1,000 people in Israel suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a brain disorder that disrupts the ability to control motor movements.  One of the greatest challenges facing children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) is their often lifelong dependence on others.

The Lieberman Inter-Disciplinary Center is expected to impact thousands of people, and will be the leading authority on Cerebral Palsy in Israel and possibly beyond.  The Center will encompass all the work at Beit Issie Shapiro related to Cerebral Palsy, and will allow the organization to document its knowledge, expertise and best practice so it can be shared and implemented by others.

Thank you Jerry and Eileen for enabling this dream to become a reality!

Jerry and Eileen Lieberman received the American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro Humanitarian Award at its celebration on November 5th 2014.