Friending Course Graduation at Beit Berl College
The Friending Model brought together students with and without disabilities to study together this year at Beit Berl College.
Students earned credit towards their degrees while interacting and learning from each other in an effort to tackle the stigma that surrounds young adults with disabilities.
Research shows that persons with disabilities who participate in such programs develop clearer, more well defined identities for themselves, achieve greater employment and social integration, and are more independent and active in their day-to-day personal lives and in the life of the community. All the participants wish to continue learning together in the future.