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Self-Advocacy & Leadership

  • 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.   

  • Yoav Kraiem – Co-Director of the Community Development and Social Change Unit, Beit Issie Shapiro
    In a couch session on Participation and Leadership, Yoav Kraiem spoke about self-representation, participation, and leadership and his contribution to a barrier-free world.

  • 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’ lecture at a side event at the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities.

     

  • 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. Benjamin Hozmi – Academic Director, Beit Issie Shapiro
    The purpose of the article is to deepen the understanding of the emotional implications of learning and functioning disabilities, on the emotional world of those who experience them. In the article, Dr. Benjamin Hozmi, who established the Inclusive University, describes the program as an empowering and enriching tool that addresses the emotional needs of adults with learning disabilities, and enables them to experience remedial learning through peer groups in an academic institution.

     

  • 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.

  • 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, 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).

  • Yoav Kraim – Chairman, National Council for the Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill in the Community, Ministry of Health, Israel Co-Director, Unit for Social Change, Beit Issie Shapiro Lecturer, the Department of Occupational Therapy, Ono Academic College, Israel
    The lecture describes the process of self-advocacy groups of people with intellectual disabilities, the way they went through and their participation in the Knesset committee, in which they expressed their will to decision-makers in Israel.

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