Professional Forum

The Multidisciplinary Approach:
Developing a Caregiving Program for
People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The ALEH Network was established in 1982 by a group of parents determined to provide a warm home and comprehensive rehabilitative care solution for their children, all of whom had severe IDD (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) and complex medical conditions. Today, ALEH’s four residential facilities provide professional care for more than 650 infants, children, adolescents […]More...
The Importance of Open Communication with Families of Children in a Residential Framework to Ensure the Best Interests of Every Child
Advances in medical science and biotechnology have brought about the need for a new discussion regarding medical ethics. Past practices kept medical decisions in the hands of medical personnel, as the doctor played the role of the patriarch, deciding what information to release to the patient and what course of treatment [...]More...
Aspiring Medical Students Gain Insight at ALEH
“One cannot become a successful doctor without the human element, or without familiarizing oneself with all types of populations.” This is the motto of the unique course “Man and Medicine” taught to second year students from the Hebrew University Medical School program. Within the framework of the course, students visit a wide variety of institutions […]More...
Making the Right Decisions for Special Needs Children
Advances in medical science and biotechnology have brought about the need for a new discussion regarding medical ethics. Past practices kept medical decisions solely in the hands of medical personnel, allowing doctors [...]More...
For kids with disabilities, time to move from inclusion to normalcy
Just the other day, I overheard someone saying that they had a wonderful interaction with the “Down syndrome employee” at their local cafe. Though it happened to have been a sweet story, I cringed. It also got me thinking [...]More...
Taking story time seriously
When the first installment of the Harry Potter series was introduced in the summer of 1997, children around the world became instant bookworms. Even kids who previously loathed reading were drawn to J.K Rowling’s wildly creative world of wizardry and witchcraft. Suddenly, they developed an unquenchable thirst for the written word. [...]More...