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Working hand-in-hand to make the State of Israel a better place
for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities

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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.

Opening ceremony of "The way we see the world" exhibition, Givataim

15 developmentally disabled persons displaying their paintings in a unique “The way we see the world“exhibition, in Givataim, Israel. An amazing result of a fruitful cooperation between AKIM Israel and ‘Shenkar – Engineering, Design, Art

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.

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During Protective Edge operation (summer 2014), after many weeks under rockets, mortars and fire, AKIM Israel brought some relief to 300 families with medium and severe developmentally disabled children, by temporarily relocating them from their homes near Gaza Strip to some hotels and resort areas near Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.
15 developmentally disabled persons displaying their paintings in a unique “The way we see the world“ exhibition, in Givataim, Israel. An amazing result of a fruitful cooperation between AKIM Israel and ‘Shenkar – Engineering, Design, Art‘
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
AKIM runs a national support line, in Israel, for families with persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities no. 1-800-399-333.