About Us

In 1982, a group of parents made a decision that would ultimately revolutionize life for Israel’s disability community: They would do everything possible to give their children with disabilities the best available care and the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest capabilities.

With great determination, they rented an apartment, hired a special education teacher and solicited a group of dedicated volunteers to assist them in fulfilling their goal. From these humble beginnings, ALEH was formed. This unique approach and steadfast commitment has since changed the face of rehabilitative care in Israel. Today, over 750 children with complex disabilities receive state-of-the-art medical, educational and rehabilitative care in ALEH’s four facilities In addition, ALEH provides thousands of outpatient treatments annually.

Without ALEH, many of these children would be forced to spend their lives in hospitals, with no opportunities for rehabilitation, education, and the love and warmth of a home. Thanks to ALEH, these children are able to live in much the same way as nondisabled children. They attend school, participate in vocational programs, and enjoy activities such as swimming at the beach or touring Israel’s beautiful sites. In its efforts to change common attitudes and create a more caring and inclusive society in Israel, ALEH has developed numerous Tikkun Olam programs involving families, schoolchildren, university students, the IDF, and hundreds of volunteers both in Israel and abroad.

Help give ADI’s children more reasons to smile

At the core of ADI’s success is the warm, personal relationship that develops between our caregivers and our children. After all, our loving, professional staff plays many roles in the lives of ADI’s children – family, teachers and friends. Forge a special relationship of your own by “adopting” one of ADI’s children and sponsoring the therapies that will help him or her grow and develop. Keep in touch and see the difference you are making via a progress report and pictures.

Our Mission

ADI believes that all individuals, regardless of the severity of their physical or intellectual disabilities, have the right to benefit from the best available care in order to reach their full potential. ADI is dedicated to offering them a comprehensive solution – including residential, medical, rehabilitative, educational and social services – in a dignified, warm and loving atmosphere that recognizes each one as an individual with the same feelings and needs shared by all human beings.

A Day at ADI

Wake up

ALEH residents wake up to the smiling faces of their caregivers, who shower and dress them and help them put on their body braces, splints and other assistive devices.

Breakfast

Seated in specialized chairs, the ALEH residents enjoy their breakfast. While eating scrambled eggs and cereal, some residents make developmental leaps like grasping their spoons.

School

ALEH’s dedicated staff and volunteers bring the residents into the special education classrooms for fun and educational rehabilitation sessions featuring a variety of developmental games and techniques.

Snack

During the group snack time program, a communication therapist helps the children utilize alternative communication devices to express their choices.

Private Therapy

Every day, physical therapists work with each ALEH resident to help them develop better muscle control and stamina.

Lunch

At lunch, speech therapists and nutritionists observe the children for signs of advancement. When residents begin to feed themselves, a plan is developed to encourage an even higher level of independence.

Nap Time

Halfway through their busy day, the ALEH residents close their eyes for a well-deserved rest.

Social Activity

The ALEH residents enjoy an outing to a nearby park with a group of volunteers.

Afternoon Fun

Every day, physical therapists work with each ALEH resident to help them develop better muscle control and stamina.

Dinner

At lunch, speech therapists and nutritionists observe the children for signs of advancement. When residents begin to feed themselves, a plan is developed to encourage an even higher level of independence.

Medical Check-up

Halfway through their busy day, the ALEH residents close their eyes for a well-deserved rest.

Bedtime

The ALEH residents enjoy an outing to a nearby park with a group of volunteers.

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ADI BOUTIQUE

Items in the ADI Boutique are handcrafted or designed by the children and young adults at ADI.

ADI MITZVAH

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GIVING CAMPAIGNS

Discover a multitude of ways to give! Our Giving Campaigns earmark funds to our most urgent needs.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

ADI has grown into a global community founded on the principles of sensitivity, inclusion, commitment and kindness. Building a better and more caring world, ADI is making a real difference in the lives of Israeli children with complex intellectual and developmental disabilities.