Researcher , Disabilities Team (Family Group)
Researcher, Disabilities Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Yael Koren has worked at MJB since 2021. She has experience in the development and implementation of services for the promotion of the inclusion of people with disabilities in the labor market, gained during her work with the Center for the Integration of People with Disabilities in the Labor Market at the Ministry of Economy and Industry.
In addition, Yael played an active role in legislative processes in the field of employment of people with disabilities as well as in writing position papers and processing related administrative data.
Yael holds a BA in Communication and Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Labor Studies from Tel Aviv University.
Yael can be contacted by email at [email protected].
Personal Assistance Services for Independent Living in the Community
The objective of this study was to conduct a comprehensive review of community based personal assistance services for people with disabilities in Israel and in select countries around the world. The study aimed to address the following topics: characterizing the types of personal assistants and their responsibilities in the areas of life they address; operational models, training and professional mentoring; and supervision and quality assurance mechanisms.
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.
Community-Based Services for People Experiencing an Acute Mental Health Crisis: An International Review
The goal of this review was to present a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the types of models of community-based services for adults experiencing an acute mental health crisis that are in use around the world.
Community-Based Social Services for People With Disabilities: An International Review
The goal of this review is to inform the Disabilities Administration about the community-based social services available in various countries for people with disabilities aged 18 and over in six areas: (1) personal assistance and support; (2) promotion of independence in activities of daily living (ADL) and in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs); (3) leisure activities; (4) assistive technology; (5) sexuality, couple relations, and parenting; (6) services for informal caregivers. The review presents information conducive to decision-making on the development and improvement of community-based social services for people with disabilities in Israel.