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 Research Team on Disabilities is playing a leading role in assisting these efforts to promote inclusion and integration into Israeli society.

2019 Research Focus

Advancing National Reforms

  • The mental health reform and its implications for people with a mental health disability
  • Developing supported decision making as part of the legal guardianship reform

Advancing Services for People with Disabilities

  • Survey of children with disabilities: collecting data on children with disabilities and their families as a basis for planning services
  • Providing person-centered services through personal budgeting


  • Provision and use of assistive technology for people with disabilities
  • Developing and implementing innovative technologies