Mapping of Support Centers for Families of Special Needs Children


Noga Sagiv, Ellen Milshtein, Efrat Benn, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, Ashalim, Mandell Berman Fund for Research on Children with Disabilities

Families and guardians of people with special needs and disabilities face unique hurdles in finding appropriate care for their loved ones. In Israel, there is a growing consensus to shift from multiple, small, independent agencies that provide care facilities, treatment options, suitable therapies and family education towards a more comprehensive and integrated approach. The study maps 19 initiatives in Israel, sharing trends and emerging models, and offering recommendations to develop a service that would address a broad range of disabilities and service methods.

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