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  • The Katie Manson Sensory Garden

    The Katie Manson Sensory Garden in Jerusalem adds a new dimension to the services for individuals with disabilities. The garden offers dynamic activities in a relaxing, green setting that promote the stimulation of different senses. The equipment was professionally designed specifically for this purpose and is accessible for all ages and types of disability.

    Jerusalem

  • The Self-Advocacy Program

    The Self-Advocacy program was created for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who wish to take responsibility for their own lives and be trailblazers for change, together with their peers. 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

    This unique program is operated by Israel Elwyn, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and JDC Israel. The goal of the program is to make the legal services of the Ministry of Justice accessible to individuals with disabilities. During the pilot stage, the program’s 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 take part in community projects to identify the needs of service recipients living in the community living services. As part of the project, the nursing students created the “traffic light form” for individuals with disabilities to take to their hospital visits to 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 Israel Elywn’s community living services.
    During their work, the group’s actors gain experience in acting and dancing, and learn from professional entertainers and instructors practiced in the stage arts.

    Jerusalem

  • Shoval – Equal in Education

    The Shoval (Equal in Education) program enables individuals with cognitive disabilities and autism to enter institutions of higher education, to learn various academic subjects, such as communications, law, psychology and medicine, and to participate in the overall student experience. The course was created as part of the Reichman University’s (IDC Herzliya) Rabin Leadership Program, in collaboration with Israel Elwyn.

    The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya
    Tel Aviv University
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

     

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