Friends of AKIM USA

Working hand-in-hand to make the Israeli Society a better place
for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Featured Items

AKIM Israel women empowerment - Four women with intellectual disabilities welcomed by the First Lady, Mrs. Nehama Rivlin (3rd from left) at the Presidential Palace, Jerusalem, November 9, 2014

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.

AKIM Israel activities among the Israeli Arab sector

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.

Accessibility sign - for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Israel became the first country to locate an accessibility sign in public sites which provide services for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities

What's New at AKIM

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.”