AKIM Israel Chairman Admiral Ret. Ami Ayalaon presented, November 9, 2014, the Inclusion Index to First Lady, Mrs. Nehama Rivlin, at the Presidential Palace
The four women – L to R Reut Cohen, Lital Grabolski, Ricki Manir, Ricki Manir are the best expression of women empowerment among persons with intellectual disabilities.
Another expression of:
An Inclusive Society
is a Strong Society…
AKIM Israel is the largest and most comprehensive provider of programs and services for the intellectually disabled population – regardless of their faith, ethnic background or sex. A few AKIM branches are located among The Israeli Arab populated areas.
Israel became the first country to locate an accessibility sign in public sites which provide services for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities
|AKIM Israel together with the Histadrut – ”General Organization of Workers in the Land of Israel” (The “Union”) have recently joined forces to promote the integration of the intellectually and developmentally disabled persons in the labor market in Israel.|
|As part of AKIM Israel’s desire to reach a full inclusion and participation, including residential facilities, in the community, AKIM maintains and operates 33 community-based apartments, throughout Israel, housing 4-6 residents each; all apartments are located within residential areas. These apartments are targeted to those people who can live independently, with minor supervision.|
|AKIM Israel serves as guardian for more than 1,500 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, regardless of their faith, ethnic background, age or sex|
|With the 2015 elections around the corner, AKIM Israel’s ”Election Booklet” offers information about candidates and policies, to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ”on their way to the ballot box.”|