Autism? Help Is Out There…

Ezer Mizion’s Children’s Division is a national resource that provides a vast array of services for handicapped, high-risk and developmentally delayed children and their caregivers. The range of issues addressed is broad. The professional services and care offered enable the children to advance and reach their full potential. We all have our challenges in raising …

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Dr. Rachamim Melamed-Cohen

“There’s a very special person I’d like to tell you about. He’s written many books.” “Very nice,” you reply with a slightly bored expression. “With his eye.” “With his what???!” “Yes, with his eye. His name is Dr. Rachamim  Melamid-Cohen. Twenty-five years ago, at age 58, Dr. Melamed-Cohen was diagnosed with ALS. He was married …

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Playing Twenty Questions in the Hospital Room

 Sara felt helpless. Her grandmother felt helpless. Each one frustrated, until Sara remembered a course she had taken three years ago. Sara obtained the email address of her former university teacher, Yonit Hagoel Karnieli, Director of Ezer Mizion’s AAC (Alternative Augmentative Communication) National Center and sent her the following message:

 Autism: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Autism is frightening. It brings to mind a child that not only has physical or cognitive disabilities but also cannot relate to and join normal society. There is a tremendous lack of understanding about the ASD spectrum which leads to compounding the fears of the average parent.  

Momentous Conference on AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)

Ezer Mizion, a leader in the field of Alternative and Augmentative Communication, recently hosted a major conference whose purpose was to bring the latest innovations to both professionals and family members. The plight of those who were never given or who have lost their ability to speak has long been on Ezer Mizion radar. One …

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