The inclusion of people with disabilities is a high priority in Israel. National initiatives and reforms are currently striving to meet the health care, social, and economic needs of people of all ages with disabilities, and their families, both in regular times and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MJB’s Research Team on Disabilities is playing a leading role in assisting these efforts to promote inclusion and integration of people with disabilities into Israeli society.
In view of the large number of programs in this area and the need for structured knowledge on the vocational and occupational aspects of these programs, the National Insurance Institute commissioned the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute to map the programs currently operating in Israel and identify key issues regarding the implementation of the programs as well as issues related to the policy in Israel on the promotion of the integration of people with ASD in the labor market.
The overarching objective of the learning process was to provide policymakers with information to help them formulate a comprehensive plan to enhance the inclusion and integration of all children in preschools and promote their development towards the transition to the elementary school system.
The report describes training programs for caregivers operating in various countries with the aim of promoting digital literacy among people with disabilities who are in need of support and guidance in the digital world. The report is focused on two issues: the training of caregivers of people with disabilities; and the development of long-term support services for people with disabilities and their caregivers. The report deals with three key aspects of the various training programs and services reviewed: (1) types of training – programs for family caregivers and for professional caregivers in residential institutions; while various types of professional caregivers support people with disabilities, the report focuses on professional personnel in residential institutions as they are in ongoing contact with the people in their care; (2) training method – “teaching how to teach”: giving caregivers pedagogical tools for promoting digital literacy among people with disabilities; (3) long-term support services focused on the use of digital tools.
The goals of the researchc were to examine the experience of patients receiving psychotherapy services in the community and the differences in that experience between the public and private sectors and according to patients' background characteristics, five years after the initiation of the insurance reform.