To make the Israeli society a better place for people with intellectual disabilities and their families: a respecting, warm and accepting society that facilitates self-realization, in acknowledgment of difference and in commitment to equal opportunities.

AKIM Israel is the national organization for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The organization nowadays represents some 35,000 people with intellectual disabilities, and approximately 140,000 family members and legal guardians. 

Since its founding in 1951 the association acted to realize the rights, promote better quality of living and improve the welfare of people who have intellectual disabilities and their relatives.

Some of our success stories of integrating people with IDD in the community

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In 1951, a small group of parents of people with intellectual disabilities from Tel Aviv founded AKIM. Since then, AKIM grows, and nowadays, it becomes the national organization for people with intellectual disabilities and their families, representing over 35,000 people with intellectual disabilities and their 140,000 family members from all parts of the country and from different communities: Jews and Arabs, religious and secular.

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