Lecture of Jean Judes, Beit Issie Shapiro’s Executive Director, presented at the session on “Education – the Force that Empowers Women” held by the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women on March 2015, describing the dual vulnerability of women with disabilities and stressing the need for women with and without disabilities to fight together for their rights and place in society.
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.
Edna Karni – Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
Heli Peretz – Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
The purpose of this booklet is to present the models of inclusion that exist at the Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, and to give those who are interested the tools for building similar programs.
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.
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 – Director of Research and Evaluation Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
Dr. Benjamin Hozmi – Academic Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
This article examines the quality of life of residents with intellectual developmental disabilities in an organization that provides them with housing, employment and leisure services, while participating in the investigation, focusing, adapting evaluation tools and formulating practical recommendations for improving their quality of life.
Jean Judes – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
Beit Issie Shapiro’s Executive Director, Ms. Jean Judes, presented Beit Issie Shapiro’s programs for changing attitudes as leverage for social inclusion.
Ronen Cohen – Community Social Worker,
Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
Dr. Aron York – The Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University
Dr. Shimshon Neikrug – Research Consultant, Beit Issie Shapiro
The article presents the main findings of a study examining the impact of an intervention program among young people, aimed to change their attitudes towards people with disabilities. The program was planned and carried out by Beit Issie Shapiro, a non-profit organization in the field of disabilities that operates at the community level, and sees changing attitudes as part of the process of social change.
Dekel Borovsky – Adapted Physical Activity Instructor, Sports Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
The booklet describes a project to integrate people with disabilities in the community through physical activity.
Shosh Kaminsky – M.S.W., Director of Knowledge Management and Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro
Dr. Michele Shapiro – Director of Snoezelen (former), Beit Issie Shapiro
Children with disabilities and special needs can often only dream about playing in a playground. Park Chaverim, Israel’s first accessible and inclusive playground, Established by Beit Issie Shapiro in 2005, gives children with disabilities an equal opportunity for recreation and fun. The playground brings children with different ability levels together to teach them how to play and have fun together while raising community awareness about the importance of inclusion.