After almost two months of working under emergency conditions and sensitively adapting SHEKEL programs to meet the urgent requirements of the coronavirus crisis, SHEKEL is now in the careful process of readapting its programs as coronavirus restrictions are rolled back.
At a moving ceremony, inaugurating the newly opened SHEKEL center for people on the autism spectrum, Petach Tikva mayor, Rami Greenberg, expressed the city’s deep commitment to answering the multiple needs of Petach Tikva residents with disabilities.
How can we make intimacy and romantic love accessible for people with disabilities? and how vital is it to do so? What are the life-long effects of trauma and why is the phenomena disproportionately common among people with disabilities? Why is 'trauma-informed care' so important for adults, youth and children with special needs?
Speaking in Nir Ezion, at the annual Rehabilitative Psychology Division conference of the Israel Psychological Association, two of SHEKEL's psychologist interns, Anat Marmor and Dvora Klein, presented a lecture on: Similarities and differences in therapeutic treatment for people with neuro-developmental disorders.
"The festival of Sukkot is about happiness and rejoicing, there is in fact a special Mitzva to be joyful on sukkot: 'ושמחת בחגיך והיית אך שמח - Rejoice on your festival and be full of happiness'!" asserted SHEKEL CEO, speaking at the festive fundraising event to create permanent housing for the city of Shoham's young residents with special needs, which kicked off the 2019 "Shoham Muses" festival.
Israel's prestigious David Yellin Education College, opened the door to a world of intellectual enrichment for 17 SHEKEL vocational program participants, who eagerly took part in a weekly year-long course on religions and cultures, at the college campus.
Lihi Lapid won the prestigious award for her outstanding work and efforts in creating awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities.