Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
Poster presented at the 5th IASSIDD European congress “Diversity & Belonging: celebrating differences”, Athens July 17-20, 2018.
The lecture focuses on the transition of people with mental disabilities from institutional living to community living in light of the UN’s convention.
The lecture describes a plan for how to deal with emergency situations for people with disabilities, their families, officials in charge of emergency response and administration representatives.
The lecture illustrates the impact of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities achieved by service providers for the benefit of people with disabilities.
In her lecture, Dr. Zaretsky describes a case study of an organization which has designed and incorporated a client-oriented approach. She recommends expanding the application of this approach, in order to promote the joint vision of equality and inclusion of all.
Ms. Geft, the director of the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance, describes in her lecture the goals of the museum, which make its visitors feel the past, witness history, and see and understand that prejudice and discrimination still exist in all societies. Special stress is given in the lecture to the museum’s activity geared towards raising awareness of the lives of people with disabilities.