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OU's Yachad raises $1.6 million to support those with disabilities

The Jewish organization announced that the donations came from over 2,500 people, and the funding will underwrite services and programs as well as scholarships for those with disabilities.

Need for aid surges among disabled parents due to COVID-19 impact

The biggest concerns of most (77%) disabled persons in Israel during the pandemic are getting pre-medical care and emotional support.

Knesset approves regulations aiding handicapped rights in emergency

No longer will bus drivers flee, leaving behind disabled passengers, an adviser to the Defense Ministry said.

Thousands with disabilities, those who care for them get vaccinated

Shalva notes that with the vaccinations, those with disabilities who were inoculated can now return to normal routine within the scope of things.

View of the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron on December 2, 2020.

Hebron's Tomb of Patriarchs elevator project to receive NIS 1.5 million

MK Moshe Gafni: "It is enormously important to allow public sites to be accessible to the disabled, even more so for a sacred place like the Tomb of the Patriarchs."

We need to make Hanukkah more accessible for children with autism

While special needs programs exist that have opportunities for our children to receive some version of the Hanukkah experience, the challenge lies in that the disorder itself is a spectrum.


Israeli scientists develop breakthrough gene therapy for child deafness

“The findings are most promising: Treated mice developed normal hearing, with sensitivity almost identical to that of healthy mice who do not have the mutation,” Prof. Holt said.

As 2020 winds down, Israel leaves people with disabilities behind

During the pandemic, able citizens experienced the same house arrest that the disabled face every day.


Israel lights up in purple for Int'l Day of Disabled Persons

Dubai's Burj Khalifa, Ben-Gurion Airport's control tower, and the President's Residence were also lit up as apart of the Purple Night Project.


Ministry too busy with 'real problems' to investigate rape of the disabled

While parents of children with special needs were horrified by the report of the abuse and the response of the ministry, the truth is that few were surprised.

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