American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro is the US based fundraising arm of Beit Issie Shapiro, Israel’s leading developer and provider of innovative therapies and state-of-the-art services for children and adults across the entire range of disabilities impacting more than half a million people annually in Israel and around the globe. Beit Issie Shapiro promotes social change though a three-pronged approach: development and provision of cutting edge services, changing attitudes in society and advocating for better legislation, and sharing knowledge throughout Israel, as well as internationally, through research, consultation and training. As a social start-up in the field of disabilities, Beit Issie Shapiro’s four decades of expertise is in scaling up its impactful solutions that are developed, researched and validated on-site – enabling the organization to promote systemic change in the quality of life of people with disabilities in Israel and internationally. Beit Issie Shapiro’s vision is that every person with a disability is entitled to full equal rights, and to be included and active in community life. We work with all sectors in Israel – Jewish, Arab and others. Our Mission is to pioneer Israeli innovation to improve the quality of life and ensure the full rights of people with disabilities. Beit Issie Shapiro has Special Consultative Status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012.
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