Knowledge Database


Policy & Legislation

  • Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Dafna Raviv-Carmi – Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
    Summary of a research report on the situation of women with disabilities in the health and medical system.

  • Kirsi Konola, Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability (KVPS), Finland
    Peter Saxenhofer, National Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (INSOS), Switzerland
    Einat Peri, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Petra Meerhaus, Lebenshilfe Salzburg, Austria
    Beit Issie Shapiro presented Israel’s successful vaccine rollout model and its work in making it accessible for people with disabilities at EASPD conference.


  • Prof. Michael Stein – Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, USA
    Yoav Kraiem – Co-Director, Community Development and Social Change Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel
    Wilfried Kainz – Head of Research Zero Project, Austria
    Deborah Gleason – Director, Asia and Pacific Region, Perkins International, Perkins School for the Blind, USA
    Melissa Mendoza – Special Education Services Project Member, WORLD Policy Analysis Center, UCLA, USA
    The panel focused on the ecosystem needed for optimal inclusion in education, highlighting various partnerships and professional infrastructures needed for optimal accessibility, as well as the tension between inclusion and developing a unique identity, which sees disability as a legitimate part of human diversity.

  • Ahmir Lerner – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Ahmir Lerner presents how Beit Issie Shapiro has been supporting people with disabilities during the COVID19 crisis.

  • Jean Judes – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Ms. Jean Judes presented at the Plenary Round Table on the issue of Political Participation at the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • 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.

  • Yoav Kraiem – Co-Director of the Community Development and Social Change Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    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
    Self-advocacy is action based strategy which is driven by people who share a common denominator and who drive the vision and strategy by working together to bring about real changes and improve their quality of life.
    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.   

  • Jean Judes – Executive Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Avital Yanovsky – Expert on occupational diversity, Israel
    Jean Judes, Executive Director of Beit Issie Shapiro, gave a lecture at the Zero Project Conference on Employment and Occupational Training for People with Disabilities.
    The lecture dealt with the way in which Beit Issie Shapiro leverages programs into change and impact at a national, and even international level.
    Also participating was Avital Yanovsky, an expert on occupational diversity, and Beit Issie Shapiro’s partner in the Business Informatics course.

  • Adv. Yotam Tolub – Bizchut Association
    The booklet presents a model for supported decision-making, divided into three parts: The first part, the background,  provides a brief overview of the need to develop a supported decision-making service. The second part, the model, includes a long series of elements: the vision and guiding values, outline of the support, and the ethical principles and dilemmas that arise around this support. The third part includes appendices that expand on various aspects of the model: a description of the pilot, an overview of the new law regarding supported decision-making, a background article on guardianship in Israel, and a discussion of the need to adapt the model to groups with particular characteristics. 


  • 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.

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