People with Disabilities

Support for People with Disabilities in Times of Crisis

Date: September 10, 14, 17, 22 and 24, 2020 (5 sessions) 14:00 -16:00 Israeli time


Approximately 15 percent of the world's population live with some form of disability; 80 per cent live in developing countries * The “world’s largest minority” has generally poorer health, less access to education, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. People with disabilities suffer disproportionately in crisis situations as they become more vulnerable and their accessibility to services and support programs decreases. In many cases, people with disabilities are excluded from government and community responses to crises. For this reason, there is a need for proper training to support agencies and professionals working in the field.


This course aims to present various approaches, programs and tools that could be of assistance to people with disabilities in different stages of life, focusing specifically on times of crisis.

Target population:

This course is for women and men alike, professionals working with people with disabilities from the spheres of employment, social services and protection, education and training, as well as policy makers, representing both governmental agencies and non-governmental institutions. We would like to have at least 50 percent women in the course.

Main subjects:

• Models of employment for people with disabilities

• Social services and programs for people with disabilities

• Access to vocational training and education

• Access to relevant information and services

• Human rights and legislation enforcement

Participants will need access to all of the technology needed for a webinar (computer, video, microphone, speakers, and a stable internet connection) and participants will be expected to participate fully in every session. A convenient, quiet and adequate working environment is extremely important.