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Can You Hear My Voice?
Nothing about Us without Us - from Slogan to Reality for People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Yoav Kraiem - Co-Director, Community Development and Social Change Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
Shosh Kaminsky - M.S.W., Knowledge Resource Development manager, Beit Issie Shapiro
Sarah Sadovnik - COO of Elwyn Israel
Gali Schwartz - Coordinator of the self-representation project, Beit Issie Shapiro


This article describes the process of Leadership Development among people with developmental disabilities that was carried out by Beit Issie Shapiro and Elwyn Israel. Furthermore, this process resulted in the participation of this group in the Parliamentary discussions on the legislative process of self-advocacy.


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  • Disabilities:

    Intellectual Developmental Disability

  • Topics:

    Changing Attitudes
    Policy & Legislation
    Self-Advocacy & Leadership

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