The Mandell Berman Fund for Research on Children with Disabilities
Established at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute in 1999 by Mandell Berman of Detroit, Michigan, the Mandell Berman Fund for Research on Children with Disabilities enhances and promotes the educational, health, and social well-being of children with special needs and their families, through research that improves service delivery, program planning and implementation, and policy development.
The Berman Fund’s support allows the Institute to significantly expand its overall impact, placing it at the forefront of research on children with disabilities. This partnership has improved the lives of children with disabilities and their families in Israel by:
Making the needs of children with disabilities a high priority for government and civil society
Expanding educational and inclusion opportunities within school systems
Increasing attention to ADHD and other neglected or inadequately addressed disabilities
Improving service delivery and coordination through on-going evaluation
Raising awareness of the needs of children with disabilities among Arab Israelis and other disadvantaged groups
The commitment of the Berman Fund has enabled the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute to make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.
MJB’s Center for Research on Disabilities together with the Hebrew University Medical School are undertaking a large-scale study to assess the effects of early screening for ADHD among first- and second-grade students in Jerusalem
A short review of the 2011 activities of the Fund.
The following reports have been published by the Institute with the support of the Berman Fund.
See the full proceedings from the conference Children with Attention Deficit Disorder: Coping Strategies in the School System, which highlighted the Idud program.