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              • Mentors sit in a circle in a classroom, during a training session.

                Supported education services for people with serious mental health issues

                In the SES programme, the service recipients are assisted by professionell coordinators in their academic, emotional and social challenges during their studies. The aim is to create better access to academic frameworks and to promote the inclusion of programme graduates into the open labour market.
                Israel Ministry of Health, SES Programme, Israel

              • Two men with visual impairments using the computer with a dog in the room.

                Free technology-support helpline for

                persons who are blind or visually impaired

                Clients at home, school, or work can contact the helpline via their smartphone, computer, or tablet. In this way they receive real-time instructions, primarily via phone, five days a week, addressing questions in four languages. The tech-support staff includes a manager and five specialists who are themselves blind or visually-impaired.
                Migdal Or Rehabilition Center for the Blind, Israel

              • On the right side of the picture there is a man helping a woman lowering herself down on a rope form a large brown rock. In the background there lies a mountainous and desertlike landscape stretching until the horizon.

                Accessible tourism for people with psychosocial disabilities in-country and abroad

                Nofesh offers recreational experiences for people with psychosocial disabilities in Israel, from one-day tours to five-day vacations, developed by the NGO ENOSH. The offer includes comprehensive support and accompaniment. During the Covid-Pandemic, virtual tours and lectures were offered.
                ENOSH - The Israeli Mental Health Association, Nofesh, Israel

              • JDC Israel Unlimited Common sport activities.

                Pioneering a personal budget model as part of national social services

                Although the concept of a personal budget is an established practice in the United States and parts of Europe, it is new for Israel. Between 2016 and 2018, some 200 professionals have been trained and 50 people with a variety of disabilities have benefitted. In 2019, another 300 beneficiaries joined the program.
                JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Personal Budget Model, Israel

              • Project particiant are trying to eat while wearing gloves.

                Sharing personal experiences to improve the quality of inclusive teaching

                The programme focuses on teachers and other providers of school services. The training itself includes four components: understanding disability through lectures, experiential activities and simulations, interactions with instructors with disabilities, and teaching tools for inclusive and accessible education.
                Access Israel, Training for Inclusive Teaching, Israel

              • Two-year-transition period for young people with autism

                Avnei Derech Mechina (“Milestones for Life”) offers a setting in which young people with autism can learn important aspects of life including employment, social activity, studies, home/family and leisure time. Most vocation and volunteer experience are temporary, but contribute greatly to future careers.
                Avnei Derech Mechina La'Haim, preparatory college, Israel

              • This picture shows Nat, a man with cerebral palsy, while he is using the voiceitt app with a touch screen pen attached to his baseball cap. In front of him are two screens and a tablet.

                App-based machine learning enabling persons with speech disabilities to be understood

                Voiceitt is an app that uses AI to recognize the speech patterns of its users and enables people with speech disabilities to communicate in their own voice and directly with others. The app, developed by a start-up company from Israel, uses Artificial Intelligence components to continuously improve its automated speech recognition capabilities.
                Voiceitt, Voiceitt, Israel

              • A man sitting in his electric wheelchair wearing a baseball cap, a mask on his chin and a headset around his neck and a woman seated with a belt in  her wheelchair both appearing to have cerebral palsy smiling at each other. The background which seems to be in a cafeteria is blurred.

                Supported housing for persons with complex disabilities

                JDC Israel Unlimited’s ‘Expanded Supported Housing’ programme supports adults with severe disabilities aged 21–55 to live independently. The services include help finding an apartment, actualizing rights, budgeting, cultivating autonomy, and building independent life skills as well as ongoing support.
                JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Expanded Supported Housing, Israel

              • Sample of communication boards.

                Access to Justice in Israel for people with complex communication difficulties

                Israel was the first country to introduce the right to barrier-free investigations into the law.As part of the pilot project "The Right to be Heard", 14 special investigators were trained in the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and 12 speech pathologists were trained to support investigations.
                JDC - American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Right to Be Heard, Israel

              • Volunteers helping the elderly carrying bags in the market every Friday.

                Providing Meaningful Volunteer Work for Students with Disabilities

                "Volunteering for a Change" arranges trainings and provides briefings on how to manage volunteers with disabilities. The partners develop relevant roles for youth with special needs so that volunteers can have meaningful placements. By 2018, Volunteering for a Change had trained some 200 students and 500 professionals.
                JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Volunteering for a Change, Israel