One of every five Israelis has a disability. Only half of Israeli adults with disabilities are employed. One quarter of working-age adults with severe disabilities cannot even cover their monthly expenses. The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute’s Research Team on Disabilities raises awareness of the needs of people with disabilities and the efforts to promote their inclusion in Israeli society.
The goal of the cost evaluation was to calculate the cost of providing services to a person with disability according to the relevant characteristics of the level of support required by the program participant.
The literature review was written at the request of JDC Israel Unlimited as part of a pilot of service provision based on personal budgets (PB).The review deals with the practical aspects of PB programs around the world.
Initiated by Israel Unlimited, the study addresses the implementation of the inclusion program for young people with disabilities in the first three Centers where it operated: Acre, Sderot and Netanya.
Over the past ten years, there have been considerable advances in service development, legislation, and attitudes towards people with disabilities. This report, prepared by MJB and JDC Israel Unlimited, presents an up-to-date statistical overview of Israelis with disabilities, their needs, and the state of the service system.