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Resources for the disabled in Israel.

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Last Updated on December 9, 2021

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.

resources for disabled in israel

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

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

Kol Zchut is an important website and resource for learning about all the rights and entitlements for Israeli citizens

Shira Pransky

The Shira Pransky Project assists English speakers navigate Israel’s healthcare system.

General Services

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

Israel Elwyn

Almanarah – The Association for Persons with Disabilities

The Umbrella Organization of Organizations for the Disabled in Israel

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

The Arab Association for the Disabled

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

MILBAT – Medical assistance equipment

Mifras Bagalil – Handicapped individuals of the Western and Upper Galilee

Mishaul – The Center for Supportive Communication and Rehabilitative Technology

Access Israel – improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and the elderly

The Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped

Kesher – Home for Families with Special Needs

Refua Vesimcha

Jerusalem Social Services Directory

Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center

Saad V’Marpe – Visiting and helping the sick

Center for Independent Living in Jerusalem

Center for Independent Living in Tel-Aviv Yaffa

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

Variety Israel – Special needs children (Down’s syndrome, Autism, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness…)

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

Lions Israel – volunteers for the community

Milbat – Improving independence for people with disabilities

Michaelson Institute for Rehabilitation of Vision

Maayan – Alyn Hospital

Center for Secure Travel – Alyn Hospital

Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center

The Optical Vision Foundation

Ner David Avi Association Equipment hire in Ashkelon, Ashdod and Netivot

Saad V’Marpe – Visiting and helping the sick

Ezer Mizion for borrowing equipment from Ezer Mizion & bone marrow registry

Ezra Lemarpe – Rabbi Firer’s organization for helping the critically ill

The Arab Association for the Disabled

Keren Yishai a Cure for Life

Re-Specs Frames for the Needy

Refaeinu Venevashea – helping Israeli cancer patients and kids

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…

Autism

Ohel Sara – Education, employment and housing for those with special needs and ALUT are just two of many resources for dealing with autism

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 disabilities, mental illness to name but a few, can be accessed here…

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  1. As nice as these organizations are, they are unable to help. I’m an English speaker interested in possibly moving to Israel. HOWEVER, services and accommodations for Anglos with hearing loss are basically zero. I, as I’m sure others desperately need: 1) English language captioning on landline phones, apps on cell phones which transcribe conversations in real time (the one I use now won’t work internationally), English captioning on TV and movies (regardless of spoken language on the screen). Tech to hear and communicate is sorely needed for English speakers with hearing loss in Israel. Not least, it’s a matter of safety and security as well as being able to integrate and adjust to a move.

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