Unique Programs

  • The Katie Manson Sensory Garden

    Located in Jerusalem, the garden adds a new dimension to services for individuals with disabilities. It provides dynamic activities in a relaxing, green setting and promotes the stimulation of various senses. The equipment was professionally designed and is accessible for all ages and types of disability.


  • The Self-Advocacy Program

    Created for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the program supports them in standing up for their own rights and becoming trailblazers for change. Each group has a leader, an individual with disabilities, who serves as the group’s advocate.

    Throughout the country

  • Accessible Legal Services for People with a Disability

    Operated by Israel Elwyn in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and JDC Israel, the program aims to make the Ministry of Justice’s legal services accessible to individuals with disabilities. During the pilot stage, participants included the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Services Department, the State Prosecutor’s Office and the Office of the Public Defender.

    Throughout the country

  • Accessible Medical Services for People with Disabilities

    Students from the Henrietta Szold Nursing Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem identify the needs of service recipients living in the community. As part of the program, the students developed a “traffic light form” for individuals with disabilities to take with them to hospital visits and facilitate accessible medical examinations.

    Throughout the country

  • The Community Living Services Theater Group

    Established in 2004, in collaboration with the Israel Museum, the Theater Group consists of 14 actors with intellectual or developmental disabilities who live in community living services.
    The actors gain experience in performing and dancing with the support of a range of stage art professionals.


  • Shoval – Equal in Education

    Enabling individuals with cognitive disabilities and autism to enter higher education, the program offers various academic subjects, such as communications, law, psychology and medicine, as well as an opportunity to experience student life. The program was created as part of the Reichman University’s (IDC Herzliya) Rabin Leadership Program, in collaboration with Israel Elwyn.

    Reichman University (IDC Herzliya)
    Tel Aviv University
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology


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