The conference "Children with Attention Deficit Disorder: Coping Strategies in the School System" highlighted the Idud program.
Findings from the Myers-Joint-Brookdale Institute evaluation of the Idud (Encouragement) pilot program were presented at the March 2008 conference attended by top leaders of the health and education system. The conference was organized by the Institute in cooperation with Ashalim, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and the Jerusalem Education Administration. Speakers highlighted the program as a model for the future and welcomed the practical manual for implementing the program. The manual was released along with the study results at the conference and both are available on the Institute website. The conference was made possible through the generous support of the Mandell Berman Fund for Research on Children with Disabilities at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, as part of the Fund's broader program to encourage efforts to address this challenge.