One of every five Israelis has a disability. Only half of Israeli adults with disabilities are employed. One quarter of working-age adults with severe disabilities cannot even cover their monthly expenses. The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute’s Research Team on Disabilities raises awareness of the needs of people with disabilities and the efforts to promote their inclusion in Israeli society.
The Brookdale Child Disability Screening Questionnaire is a unique, innovative and comprehensive tool, developed on the basis of a survey of the many tools in use in the area of children with disabilities. Moreover, it contains questions relating to a broad range of disabilities and health problems, yet it is easy to understand and to use.
This report summarizes a two-stage study on children with ADHD, which examined a variety of topics, including predictors of the disorder, the benefits of early detection, the accessibility and availability of diagnostic services, and treatment.
As part of the study that examine the systems of funding and provision of assistive devices in Israel, we reviewed these systems in selected, developed countries in order to learn how they address populations with similar needs and to highlight prominent supply patterns as a basis for comparison with the Israeli system.
This report presents an international review of the main tools used to define and measure disability around the world in order to formulate a reliable measurement tool to identify people with disabilities in Israel.