Johnson, K., Mino, G., and Hopkins, R.
This article reviews the involvement of self-advocacy groups with intellectual developmental disabilities in Ireland in research on important topics relating to their lives, and what the research meant to them.
Dr. Dana Roth, Head of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
Dr. Dana Roth’s article is a review of Bryen D. N. & Bornman J. (Eds) book “Stop violence against people with disabilities: An international resource”. Pretoria University Law Press (PULP).
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. Michele Shapiro – Director of Snoezelen (former), Beit Issie Shapiro
Prof. Harold D. Sgan-Cohen DMD MPH – The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem
Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Raphael N. Melmed – Israel S. Wechsler Professor Emeritus of Medical Education
The objective of the article is to examine the influence of a sensory adapted dental environment on the behavior and arousal levels of typical children in comparison to children with developmental disability during dental hygiene care.