Resources and umbrella organizations for the disabled in Israel.
A comprehensive list of resources for the disabled community in Israel; adults with disabilities, children with disabilities, parents with disabilities including general resources; housing, legal aid, accessibility, support for family members and carers, equipment lending, employment, population specific resources and specific illnesses and disorders.
Did you know? World Day of the Handicapped is also known as the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It is observed on 3 December to raise awareness about understanding and accepting people with disabilities
Bituach Leumi Israel's National Insurance Institute for assistance on all matters relating to the rights, entitlements and privileges of those with disabilities.
Kol Zchut is an important website and resource for learning about all the rights and entitlements for Israeli citizens
The Shira Pransky Project assists English speakers navigate Israel's healthcare system. In this website you will also find resources for navigating the healthcare system with advice and tips from Israel's English speaking oleh community.
Note: Some of these links lead to Hebrew websites
Santé Israël Information for French speakers about the Israeli Health Care system.
AHAVA - For the Disabled and their Families
AHVA - The Israeli Multidisciplinary Association for People with Disabilities
ILAN - The Israeli Foundation for Handicapped Children
Almanarah - The Association for Persons with Disabilities
Etgarim - Sports activities, recreation, and nature trips
Beit Issie Shapiro in Ra'anana
Achlah - Association for the Quality of Life for for Individuals with Special Needs
JDC Israel - Disabilities and Rehabilitation Division
IACC Israel Association of Community Centers
Gvanim Programs for Young People with Special Needs.
Kivunim - Promoting Youths with Special Needs
Lotem – Making Nature Accessible - Nature tours and activities for people with special needs
Mishaul - The Center for Supportive Communication and Rehabilitative Technology
Kol Zchut also provides resources on housing, legal aid, accessibility and support for family members as well as the following resources
Lending Medical Equipment
Or L'Olam - Lending Medical Equipment
Yad Sarah Webpage for borrowing equipment from Yad Sarah
Merkaz Kivanim - for medical rights
Kmayaan Hamitgaber Loaning equipment in Pardes Hanna-Karkur, Elyakhin, Givat Haim Meuhad
Maayan - Alyn Hospital
Center for Secure Travel - Alyn Hospital
Ner David Avi Association Equipment hire in Ashkelon, Ashdod and Netivot
Ezer Mizion for borrowing equipment from Ezer Mizion
Tikva Umarpe Lending equipment for children with Dialysis and Nephrology
Children with special needs
Among others, ELI - The Organization for the Protection of Children can be contacted here...
Additional resources for the disabled in Israel
Additional resources included for the visually impaired, intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment as well as specific diseases and disorders like; cancer patients and their families, chronic illnesses like psoriasis, epilepsy, MS, Chron's and collitus. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and dementia, liver and kidney diseases, ALS, CP, learning disablities, mental illness to name but a few, can be accessed here...
Social services geared to the English speaking community
We present a selection of social services and welfare projects that are geared to the needs of the English speaking community. Click here for that information.