Everybody has a disability
The universal design focus is not specifically on people with disabilities, but all people. It actually assumes the idea, that everybody has a disability.
(Ronald L. Mace, 1998)
Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology
Mishaul is a unique center for assessment, monitoring and training for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology. Mishaul was founded in 1990 and operates within Alin Beit Noam. This center assists people with complex communication needs in finding effective and suitable means of communication which supports them in being active members of society.
Mishaul provides services to both children and adults with complex communication needs throughout Israel. Complex communication needs can occur for various reasons such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, autism, head injury, neurodegenerative disease, or due to other temporary speech impediments. The assessment for communication needs can take place in an individuals' home or in our center in Kiryat Ono.
The professional team of Mishaul is comprised of senior experienced professionals who specialize in different fields including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy. This interdisciplinary expertise is designed to enable us to find appropriate and comprehensive solutions for those who come for services.