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Dental Program



AKIM Israel – in collaboration with The Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, and supported by Alpha Omega Foundation US, as well as by Henry Schein Caresestablished a program to train young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in auxiliary jobs in the dental profession. During 2 years Supported Employment Program, at Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, in Jerusalem, selected persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities will study professional dental skills, in small groups. They will study theory, combined with simulations of real situations, followed by 3 months of practical experience in a proper workplace. Following the completion of the program – which includes Preserve teeth treatments to every participant – the alumni will be placed in the dental job market. The program is another component of AKIM Israel’s Inclusion vision which promotes the integration of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the community.

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.”