Unique Programs

  • The Katie Manson Sensory Garden

    The Katie Manson Sensory Garden, situated in the Kiryat Menachem neighborhood of Jerusalem, adds a new dimension to services provided for people with disabilities. The Garden constitutes a place for dynamic activity in a green, calm and relaxing setting. The Garden encourages the use and stimulation of the various senses in a supportive and accessible (for all type of disabilities) location, employing equipment that was planned by a group of professionals specifically for this purpose.


  • The Self-Advocacy Movement

    The Self-Advocacy Movement is intended for people with intellectual developmental disabilities interested in taking responsibility for their own life and being trailblazers for change together with peer colleagues. Every group has a leader, a person with intellectual developmental disabilities, who serves as advocate.

    Throughout the country

  • Accessible Legal Services for People with a Disability

    A unique program provided by Israel Elwyn under contract with the Ministry of Justice and JDC Israel, the goal of which is to render Ministry of Justice legal services accessible to people with disabilities. During the pilot stage, program participants include: 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 in the The Henrietta Szold Hadassah – Hebrew University School of Nursing take part in community projects that, among other issues, attempt to clarify the needs of service recipients living in community living services. As part of this project, students created the “traffic light form,” which people with disabilities take with them when they go to the hospital to facilitate quick, accessible testing.

    Throughout the country

  • The Community Living Services Theater Group

    The Theater Group, established in 2004 in collaboration with the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, numbers 14 actors with intellectual developmental disabilities who live in Israel Elwyn’s community living services.
    Theater group actors have knowledge and experience in stage arts, acting and dancing, and in the course of their work come in contact with professional entertainers and moderators practiced in the sphere of stage arts.


  • Shoval – Equal in Education

    The Shoval (Equals in Education) – Shoval enables people with a cognitive disability and autism to enter institutions of higher education, to be exposed to a variety of academic professions – communications, law, psychology – and to participate in the overall student academic experience. The course was founded as part of the Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center’s Rabin Leadership Program in conjunction with Israel Elwyn.

    The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya
    Tel Aviv University

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