New law offers new horizon for people with disabilities - Maccabee Task Force

Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who was in tears in May during a cabinet discussion of his bill to integrate people with disabilities into society by tackling issues such as housing and transportation, has since said that passing the law has been his greatest achievement.

For everyone in the field, recognizing the rights of disabled people in law is a crucial step in acknowledging a population that sometimes feels it is hidden from view and forgotten.

The official Social Services Law for People with Disabilities promises to change the legal rights that the state guarantees to those with special needs. It commits to offering independent living in the community, with life-skills training and access to therapies. While focusing on people with mental illness, autism, or vision and/or hearing impairments, the law is likely to have a lasting impact on the treatment of all those with disabilities.