Friends of AKIM USA

AKIM Israel day, Presidential Palace, Jerusalem, November 9, 2014

The first Lady, Mrs. Nehama Rivlin welcomed. November 9, 2014, more than 200 guests, among them a few dozens of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, AKIM Israel Chairman – Admiral Ret. Ami Ayalon, Mrs. Sigal Peretz Yhalomi, AKIM Israel CEO and many other guests – while accepting – from AKIM Israel Chairman – the 2014 Israel Inclusion Index.

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What's New at AKIM

AKIM Israel together with the Histadrut – ”General Organization of Workers in the Land of Israel” (The “Union”) have recently joined forces to promote the integration of the intellectually and developmentally disabled persons in the labor market in Israel.
As part of AKIM Israel’s desire to reach a full inclusion and participation, including residential facilities, in the community, AKIM maintains and operates 33 community-based apartments, throughout Israel, housing 4-6 residents each; all apartments are located within residential areas. These apartments are targeted to those people who can live independently, with minor supervision.
AKIM Israel serves as guardian for more than 1,500 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, regardless of their faith, ethnic background, age or sex
With the 2015 elections around the corner, AKIM Israel’s ”Election Booklet” offers information about candidates and policies, to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ”on their way to the ballot box.”