Posted on November 19, 2010
Partners in a struggle
Miri Elyatim is the mother of nine-year-old Rom. Rom loves music, songs and dancing. He is a student in a special-education school.
“Sometimes I get tired from the bureaucracy and from the daily need to fight on behalf of my son Rom. Thank God we have AKIM. When I approached AKIM’s legal department, their professionals spoke to me with respect and expressed their willingness to listen and help me take advantage of every opportunity offered to my son under the law.
Today, I know that there are solutions for children like Rom. No matter the outcome, it gives me strength to know that there’s someone who fights for us, and that I am not alone in my struggles to provide my child with all the advantages in life.”
AKIM fights for the preservation and advancement of the rights of the developmentally disabled and their families through legislation, enforcement, promotion of rights and information services. AKIM operates parents’ committees and empowers families with the skills needed to represent their children’s interests and help them succeed.