Researcher, Disabilities Team (Family Group)
Researcher, Disabilities Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Dr. Adi Hercowitz-Amir has worked at MJB since 2021. Her primary research area is analysis and evaluation of programs for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Israeli society.
In addition to her main research area in the field of disability, Adi specializes in the analysis of public policy and public opinion on vulnerable populations in Israeli society and in the study of the factors that shape public policy and public opinion over time.
Before joining MJB, Adi worked in various research and academic institutes, in a wide range of social science disciplines, using quantitative and qualitative research tools.
Adi holds a BA in Sociology and Anthropology and in Communication and Journalism, and an MA in Organizational Sociology, all from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Haifa. Adi completed the first postdoctoral year at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the second postdoctoral year, at the Haifa Center for German and European Studies (HCGES), at the University of Haifa.
Dr. Adi Hercowitz-Amir can be contacted by email at [email protected]
ACADEMIA profile: https://ucsd.academia.edu/AdiHercowitzAmir
Mapping of Vocational Rehabilitation Programs for People With Autism Spectrum Disorder Toward Their Integration in the Open Labor Market
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.
Training Programs and Services for Developing Digital Literacy Among Caregivers of People With Disabilities – Best Practices
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.
Development of Digital Literacy among People with Disabilities – Learning process: Mapping of Knowledge
The goal of the learning process was to map the existing knowledge in two areas: 1. The factors that promote the acquisition and preservation of digital literacy among people with disabilities. 2. Training and learning methods used in Israel and abroad that have been effective in developing digital literacy among people with disabilities.
Legislation for the Provision of Social Services for People with Disabilities: An International Review
The goal of this review is to inform the Disabilities Administration about legislation models governing the provision of social services to people with disabilities in various countries around the world, which may be applied to the various target populations served by the Disabilities Administration, and which include the diverse social services provided by the Disabilities Administration: housing services, personal assistance services, recreational services, health care support services, and more.