Who We Are
An Israeli society offering maximum inclusion and opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities in all facets of life – housing, employment, education and recreation.
AKIM Israel is the Israeli national organization for people with intellectual disabilities and their families, operating as a person-centered organization
Transforming Israeli society into a better place for people with intellectual disabilities.
To provide for the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in all facets of society.
To promote the right to make autonomous decisions and the right to be heard.
To ensure that a person-centered approach is adopted among all state and government agencies.
To serve as a reliable source for advocacy and support for all people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
AKIM Israel strives for the “inclusion” of people with intellectual disabilities in their communities in all aspects of life
AKIM’s Programs & Services
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.
To meet the unique needs of persons with intellectual disabilities, people with autism and rehabilitation, the Disabilities Administration at the Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs established a dental program that is operated by AKIM Israel.
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.