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Information Center

The AKIM Israel Information Center provides updated information, including books, articles, and researches dealing with wide range of subjects on intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The information center – located at AKIM Israel headquarters in Tel Aviv – serves families, social workers, and other employees in the field of providing services to people with developmental disabilities, students, and the general public.

Main Topics:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Accessibility
  • Housing
  • Inclusion
  • Health
  • Public Advocacy
  • And more…

For information, please contact Ms. Noa Bitan: +972-3-7662217 noabitan@akim.org.il.

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.”