Welcome to the Beit Issie Shapiro Conference Blog

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Beit Issie Shapiro is honored to host you at our 5th International Conference on Disabilities,
“Learning from the Past, Shaping th
e Future” blog.

The conference, which takes place every 4 years, provides its attendees with the unequaled
opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with professionals, researchers, policy makers,
individuals with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities from around the

Beit Issie Shapiro is a non-profit organization in Israel, which for the past 30 years, has been
at the forefront in the field of disabilities.
Beit Issie Shapiro is committed to social change in the field of disabilities and impacts

some 30,000 people a year by:

• providing innovative, high quality services
• influencing policy and legislation
• engaging in research and training
• changing attitudes in the community

Beit Issie Shapiro believes in the importance of developing, documenting and transferring
knowledge, and sees this conference as a tremendous opportunity for sharing knowledge
amongst our partners from Israel and abroad. We hope you'll enjoy from this blog and 

succeed to make the most out of it.. 

A short video re-cap of the conference: