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Unique Course for Pre-kindergarten Teaching Aides

Unique Course for Pre-kindergarten Teaching Aides
Israel Elwyn developed a training course for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities looking for work in the competitive job market as pre-kindergarten teaching aides, in cooperation with the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO).  The materials, which might normally be difficult to understand, were made cognitively accessible for the participants. The women also received training regarding the rights and responsibilities of the employee and the employer, with the help of the accessible booklet prepared for this purpose with the Israeli Institute on Cognitive Accessibility at Ono Academic College (located in Kiryat Ono, Israel).  The 120-hour course was divided into two equal parts: 1) sixty hours of theoretical-focused teaching(held in afternoon sessions, so the women could continue working), and sixty hours of practical instruction (taking place during the morning).  Eleven of the 12 women in the course, which was held in Jerusalem, have already found employment as teaching aides.
Israel Elwyn is grateful to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, a significant partner in the funding of this course as part of their three-year grant for Israel Elwyn's Supported Employment program.
Unique Course for Pre-kindergarten Teaching Aides
Israel Elwyn developed a training course for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities looking for work in the competitive job market as pre-kindergarten teaching aides, in cooperation with the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO).  The materials, which might normally be difficult to understand, were made cognitively accessible for the participants. The women also received training regarding the rights and responsibilities of the employee and the employer, with the help of the accessible booklet prepared for this purpose with the Israeli Institute on Cognitive Accessibility at Ono Academic College (located in Kiryat Ono, Israel).  The 120-hour course was divided into two equal parts: 1) sixty hours of theoretical-focused teaching(held in afternoon sessions, so the women could continue working), and sixty hours of practical instruction (taking place during the morning).  Eleven of the 12 women in the course, which was held in Jerusalem, have already found employment as teaching aides.
Israel Elwyn is grateful to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, a significant partner in the funding of this course as part of their three-year grant for Israel Elwyn's Supported Employment program.
January 2016
 
   
Students receive certificate and a rose at completion of the 120-hr training course
 
Israel Elwyn developed a training course for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities looking for work in the competitive job market as pre-kindergarten teaching aides, in cooperation with the Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO).  The materials, which might normally be difficult to understand, were made cognitively accessible for the participants. The women also received training regarding the rights and responsibilities of the employee and the employer, with the help of the accessible booklet prepared for this purpose with the Israeli Institute on Cognitive Accessibility at Ono Academic College (located in Kiryat Ono, Israel).  
 
The 120-hour course was divided into two equal parts: sixty hours of theoretical-focused teaching (held in afternoon sessions, so the women could continue working), and sixty hours of practical instruction (taking place during the morning).  Eleven of the 12 women in the course, which was held in Jerusalem, have already found employment as teaching aides.
 
  
 
Israel Elwyn is grateful to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, a significant partner in the funding of this course as part of their three-year grant for Israel Elwyn's Supported Employment program.
 

We've just put our Facebook page up, to provide you with some of the latest news on what's happening at Israel Elwyn throughout Israel.  Please also invite your friends to like our page!  Thanks!

 

* Please note the new phone # for the Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn: (416) 649-1655 - not as it appears below.

 

We've just put our Facebook page up, to provide you with some of the latest news on what's happening at Israel Elwyn throughout Israel.  Please also invite your friends to like our page!  Thanks!

 

 

* Please note the new phone # for the Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn: (416) 649-1655 - not as it appears below.






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We'd love to hear from you! Also, please let us know in advance of your next trip to Israel and we will give you a tour of the Israel Elwyn programs.

You can also contact one of our North American offices: United States: (215) 830-9995 or Canada: (416) 649-1655.

If you would like to make a contribution either online or by check, please see the details below.

Sincerely,
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David B. Marcu, Chief Executive Officer

IE's mission is to develop and provide a wide array of supports and tools for people with disabilities, while constantly striving for excellence of service and the creation of a just society. Together with people with disabilities and society at large, we shall continue working as an innovative and cutting-edge organization.

Please support the work of Israel Elwyn to provide state-of-the-art services in the areas of childhood early intervention, rehabilitation, assisted living, vocational training and employment services for persons with disabilities by making a gift:

At PayPal:
American Friends of Israel Elwyn
Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn

By check payable to:
American Friends of Israel Elwyn, PO Box 828284, Philadelphia, PA 19182-8284
Canadian Friends of Israel Elwyn, 74 Tycos Drive, Toronto, Ontario M6B 1V9

To donate in Israel:
Please click this link: http://israelelwyn.org.il/en/donate
OR
Mail checks: payable to "Israel Elwyn", at 20 Henrietta Szold St., Jerusalem 9650200



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