AKIM’s legal department is widely regarded for its unparalleled professionalism. Specializing in the fields of disability legislation and the rights of people with disabilities, our team combines legal experience and passion with community activism and compassion.
Part of AKIM’s legal advocacy mission is to inform and educate future generations of lawyers in Israel. Through our exclusive joint program with Reichman University in Herzlia, law students attend a theoretical class taught by AKIM’s legal team. With our training and guidance students respond to real life cases of individuals and families.
Students travel to AKIM community housing, engaging in private consultations with residents to provide tools for self-advocacy, and inform them of their comprehensive human and civic rights, such as their rights for privacy, dignity and ability to vote. The Clinic serves as an important inroad into the future of the legal community, allowing AKIM to educate and partner with Israel’s newest legal minds.
Legal Aid Representation
The Book of Rights
Our Programs & Services
Through our programs and services, and a person-centered approach, we directly enrich, influence, and enhance the lives of Israelis with intellectual disabilities and their families in communities across Israel.
Through the department of Advocacy for Inclusion within the community, AKIM provides support and assistance in all aspects of life for people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Going to work and feeling part of a significant daily activity is an important element of every person’s life; even more so, when the person has an intellectual disability.
As part of AKIM’s vision of inclusion, it established a unique collaboration with one of the greatest tools for integration and solidarity in Israeli society, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
AKIM sees creative expression and culture as keys to a healthy lifestyle and important elements of leading a meaningful life.
Our Voice – Driven by the concept of nothing about us, without us, AKIM’s aim is to give a powerful voice to the individuals that need it most. Participants learn about their rights and gain the skills necessary to express their needs and raise awareness in the community.
AKIM firmly believes that every person has a basic right to live within the community, in a housing structure that suits his/her various and changing needs over the years.