The Need for Special Needs: The Ability to Overcome the Disabilities in Our Lives

Two mothers of children with disabilities decided to take their kids’ education into their own hands. They never imagined, however, that doing so would evolve into Shutaf, a not-for-profit organization in Israel that helps hundreds of families in their situation. VOI’s Molly Livingstone is joined by co-founder Beth Steinberg, who talks about how Shutaf provides children and adults with year-round inclusion programs, workshops and family gatherings. She also recounts her personal experiences; discusses stripping disabilities of their labels; and explains why we all have something to learn from one another — whether we are Jews, Muslims or Christians — to give us the ability to overcome the disabilities in our lives.

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