Knowledge Database


Policy & Legislation

  • 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.   

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 


  • 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).

  • Adv. Valery Zilcha – Coordinator of The Forum of Organizations and Parents for Children with Disabilities Coalition, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Inbal Aviv – Community Social Worker, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The article relates to dilemmas arising in the coalition’s work with regard to the connection with professionals in general, and health professionals in particular.

  • Valery Zilcha – Attorney, Coordinator of The Forum of Organizations and Parents for Children with Disabilities Coalition, Beit Issie Shapiro
    Valery Zilcha describes the activity of The Forum of Organizations and Parents for Children with Disabilities that advocate for improved legislation, rights and benefits for people with disabilities in Israel.

  • Lecture of Jean Judes, Beit Issie Shapiro’s Executive Director, presented at the UN as part of the Civil Society Forum, on promoting partnerships on a local, national and international level, in order to promote social change.

  • The lecture explains why planned communities and hostels are not the right solution for people with disabilities, and presents solutions that involve living in the community.

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