An Israeli society offering maximum inclusion and opportunity for peoeple with intellectual disabilities in all facets of life – housing, employment, education and recration.
AKIM Israel is the Israeli national organization for people with intellectual disabilities and their families, operating as a person-centered organization. Founded in 1951, AKIM Israel acts to realize the rights, promote a better quality of life, and improve the welfare of some 35,000 people with intellectual disabilities and approximately 140,000 family members and legal guardians. We operate in 65 branches and 88 municipalities nationwide, managed by parents and volunteers in the Jewish and Arab sectors.
AKIM Israel strives for the “inclusion” of people with intellectual disabilities in their communities in all aspects of life. We offer legal advocacy through parental and self-advocacy leadership. In partnership with the Welfare Ministry and local authorities, we operate some 100 frameworks throughout the country. Our programs address community living issues, vocational programs, work in the free market, army service and national service, kindergartens and after-school activities, enrichment activities, recreational programs, summer camps, dental care services, and more.
✅ Inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the society.
✅ Promoting the rights of personal choice and the right to be heard of people with intellectual disabilities.
✅ Implementing a person-centered approach among all state and government agencies.
✅ Developing and implementing knowledge and services about human-centered approach for people with intellectual disabilities.
✅ Akim Israel serves as a representative body for advocacy and support to people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
AKIM’s array of services covers all aspects of the person’s life, provided in partnership with the Welfare Ministry, the National Insurance Institute of Israel and relevant local authorities: