(photo: REUTERS)

(photo: REUTERS)

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich - March 28, 2016

Originally appeared here on Jpost.com 

Seeking insights on inclusion, the UN has turned to Beit Issie Shapiro, a leading Israeli facility in Ra’anana that was awarded “special consultative status" to the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2012.

Benjy Maor, the organization’s global resource development director, addressed a UN conference a week ago on World Down Syndrome Day on the topic of “Changing Attitudes as Leverage for Social Inclusion,” reviewing Beit Issie Shapiro’s extensive research on attitude change and the different innovations created by the organization to promote inclusion within all age groups.

One of these is Friendship Park – Israel’s first inclusive and accessible playground for children with and without disabilities, which serves as a model for similar projects worldwide and was established with the support of Let All the Children Play, an organization that also presented at the conference. Read More