Disabilities

The inclusion of people with disabilities is a high priority in Israel, where national initiatives are transforming social policies and services to meet the health care, social, and economic needs of adults and children with disabilities, and their families and caregivers. The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute’s Division for Research on Disabilities is playing a leading role in assisting these efforts to promote inclusion and integration into Israeli society.

2018 Research Focus

Participation in the community

  • Inclusion of young adults with disabilities in Centers for Young Adults
  • Use of rehabilitation equipment and mobile devices
  • National survey on accessibility and participation in the community

Expanding employment opportunities for adults with disabilities

  • Transition to adulthood and the labor force among young adults

Creating person-centered service systems

  • Personalized budgeting and flexible service packages
  • Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to guardianship