Special Education & Resources for Disabilities

  • Effective Parent Advocacy for Your Child with Learning Disabilities

    Guest Contributor: Gayle Shimoff, MA, Learning Disabilities and Reading Specialist There are many children in Israel who struggle with AD/HD or learning disabilities, who do not receive services because the “system” does not have enough resources to support their needs. There are many ways however, for parents and teachers to work together to foster academic […]

  • Finding the Right Program for Individuals with Disabilities – A Personal Story

    Finding an appropriate placement for an adult with disabilities can be very challenging. However, Israel offers a wide range of living arrangements and programs for individuals with disabilities, and with the right guidance it is possible to track down the options that are most appropriate for each person’s needs. The following account was written by Laureen […]

  • Government Offices Assisting Disabled Individuals

    According to the Israeli Law of Equal Rights, the State of Israel has a responsibility to ensure that people with disabilities are treated equally. The following listing includes government offices and agencies that provide services for disabled individuals in Israel. Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Institute): Provides grant allowances, rehabilitation services, and other services. Branches are located […]

  • Navigating the Special Education System

    Thank you to Ziva Shapiro, occupational therapist, for her professional contributions to this article. Gan Safa, Vaadat Hasama, Kita Mikademet – hearing all of these technical terms in Hebrew, you may feel like you have just landed on a new planet. You may be wondering, “What are these names and what do they have to do with my […]

  • Parking Cards for Disabled Individuals

    For more information about parking cards for disabled individuals, please see the Website of Misrad Hatachbura (Israel Ministry of Transport and Road Safety). Disabled individuals are entitled to receive a special parking card from Misrad Hatachbura. Conditions regarding eligibility for mobility allowance for disabled individuals ages 3 through retirement age (as determined by Bituach Leumi) […]