The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel

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Deaf Mentor Program/Deaf Children At Risk: Successful deaf college students and graduates work as role models, both in group settings and individually, with deaf children and youth who are potentially at risk of abuse. A recent additional aspect of this program includes integrating hearing children with the deaf children where they learn to better understand and respect each other despite their differences.

Total amount needed for one year of activities: $71,600

Support Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in institutions of higher education. Services provided include sign language interpreters, computer- assisted note taking, educational and legal counseling.

Total amount needed for one year of activities: $68,500

Making Judaism Accessible: A pilot project designed to make Judaism accessible to, and meaningful for, deaf and hard of hearing Jews. For the first time, these Jews will be able to participate fully in synagogue services, life cycle events and Jewish experiences. As a result, they will be able to develop a personal sense of Jewish Deaf Identity while fostering the principles of inclusion among the hearing worshipers who see them participate.

Total amount needed for one year of activities: $76,000

Complete proposals will be sent upon request.

About Us

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The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel initiates, develops and implements a wide range of innovative education and rehabilitation programs for the empowerment and independence of the deaf and hard of hearing community in Israel. We believe that deaf and hard of hearing individuals have the right to be integrated into society with access to the same services as are available to their hearing peers.

Our programs serve all Israelis, without discrimination on any basis. Deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing professionals on our staff work side by side, providing an outstanding example of successful integration into the workforce.

Our innovative and successful programs include:

Support Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in institutions of higher education. Services provided include sign language interpreters, computer- assisted note taking, educational and legal counseling.

Deaf Mentor Program/Deaf Children At Risk: Successful deaf college students and graduates work as role models, both in group settings and individually, with deaf children and youth who are potentially at risk of abuse.

Accessing Critical Care: Educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing People and Health Care Professionals: For deaf and hard of hearing people suffering from a medical crisis, accessible and immediate healthcare can literally make the difference between life and death. In this program deaf Israelis learn skills and strategies that will be useful for interacting with medical professionals in times of medical emergencies.

Making Judaism Accessible: A pilot project designed to make Judaism accessible to, and meaningful for, deaf and hard of hearing Jews. For the first time, these Jews will be able to participate fully in synagogue services, life cycle events and Jewish experiences. As a result, they will be able to develop a personal sense of Jewish Deaf Identity while fostering the principles of inclusion among the hearing worshipers who see them participate.

ISL (Israeli Sign Language) Courses for educators, family members and the general public.

“Storytelling In Sign”: Employs deaf adults to strengthen deaf children at risk and increase awareness in the hearing community via interactive performances.

The Road to Economic Independence: Enables deaf and hard of hearing Israelis to integrate into the workforce and thereby gain economic independence.

Crisis Intervention Program: A multifaceted program to ease the strain and worries of deaf and hard-of-hearing persons during times of crisis.

Sela Support Center: We are the official national facilitator of government funded Sign Language interpreting services & reimbursements for the purchase of equipment.

The Institute has 17 part time staff members, 1 full time Executive Director and 28 volunteers.

For more information, please contact:

Email: elias@dpii.org

The Institute for the Advancement of Deaf Persons in Israel
La Guardia 63, Tel Aviv POB 9235 ZIP 61091 Israel
Tel: +972-54-590-9441
Fax: +972-3-631-6891

Our Website: www.dpii.org

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