Founded over 30 years ago, Beit Issie Shapiro is Israel’s leading developer and provider of innovative therapies and state-of-the-art services for children and adults with disabilities.
We strive to effect social change through the following three-pronged strategy:
• Developing and providing direct educational and therapeutic services
• Changing attitudes in the community and influencing policy
• Developing and disseminating knowledge through research and training through The Trump International Institute for Continuing Education
Beit Issie Shapiro opened Israel’s first early intervention centre for children with disabilities in 1982 and has since shared it’s knowledge with 110 such centres in Israel which are based on Beit Issie Shapiro’s model, providing children with a chance to reach their potential and giving their families much needed support. We designed and built Israel’s first accessible and inclusive playground (Park Chaverim) and we are helping to set up similar playgrounds around the world.
We established Israel’s first and largest hydrotherapy facility and guide others wishing to create such facilities. In one of our latest initiatives, we are pioneering the use of iPads as a tool for kids with disabilities, transforming their lives and providing them with the unprecedented ability to communicate. We are also a partner in a programme to assist the advancement of companies developing technologies to help people with disabilities.
With a measurable impact on 30,000 people, our uniqueness lies in our ability to develop innovative models and effective solutions to address unmet needs in the field of disabilities. We work with all sectors of the Israeli population and we believe not only in caring for each person individually, but in providing essential support to families and communities.
We are proud to have been named Israel’s most effective nonprofit in 2011 by efficiency monitor Midot, as well as granted ‘Special Consultative Status’ by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Need for Support
The children and adults at Beit Issie Shapiro rely on the generous support of donors to provide them with the high-quality treatments and services that they need and deserve. Every day, we witness dreams become reality as these individuals make great strides towards independence and reaching their full potential.
Please help give these children and adults a reason to smile and to hope!
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Charity Registration Number: 328303