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.
The lecture focuses on the legal aspects of the research into the autistic genome – in the context of the significance of terminating pregnancies in which the fetus is expected to have a disability.
Prof. Lindmeier describes a joint project for students and people with disabilities, which focused on attitudes towards people with disabilities in Nazi Germany
In his lecture, Prof. Pat Levitt describes the great heterogeneity of the brain, which makes people different from each other and is a significant challenge to treating people with disabilities.
Dr. Miranda-Galarza invites the audience to understand the logic governing day to day life, as well as the experiences of siblings of people with disabilities, in order to improve upon existing and future programs and policy.
In his lecture, which was delivered at the opening session of the sixth international conference on disabilities held at Beit Issie Shapiro, Prof. Corrigan speaks about ways of reducing stigmatization of people with mental disabilities.