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Lapid presents law boosting services for Israelis with disabilities

Prime Minister Yair Lapid (R) attends a conference to present the new Social Services Law for People with Disabilities on July 25, 2022  (Haim Zach /GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid (R) attends a conference to present the new Social Services Law for People with Disabilities on July 25, 2022 (Haim Zach /GPO)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid headlines a conference to present the new Social Services Law for People with Disabilities to professionals working in the field.

In May the government approved a bill allocating NIS 2 billion ($595 million) to help integrate people with disabilities into society.

“Every person with a disability is different. All disabilities are different. However, they also have something in common: The need for help, the tiredness of the parents, the fact that we are all fed up with the runaround between authorities, the fact that nobody fully understands our rights and that we end up doing everything ourselves,” says Lapid who has frequently discussed his own experiences with his daughter, Yael, who has autism.

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