People with disabilities who were exposed to war and terror incidents are twice as likely to develop post-traumatic symptoms and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This finding emerged from a new study undertaken at the University with the support of the National Insurance Institute. “This is the first time that stress responses following war and terror incidents have been examined in the context of people with lifelong disabilities, and particularly among those coping with physical or sensory disabilities. Today, too, we are in a period of emergency situations in the north and south of Israel that bring uncertainty and a lack of alerts. These situations are particularly complex for people with disabilities. Accordingly, these individuals themselves and services providers in the community should prepare in advance,” explains Dr. Carmit-Noa Shpigelman, the author of the study.