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 study aims to describe the roles and work practices in the foster care services for children with disabilities and to help identify new directions for their development.
The goal of the review is to learn of provision systems around the world in the field of access and provision of assistive technology for people with disabilities, and of the components of the provision process in order to help the Smart Homes Program formulate procedures for optimal implementation.
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.