Services

Services

ADI 4 U

ADI 4 U  is an information center for the community at large, offering free advice and assistance to parents of children of all ages with special needs and complex medical and developmental situations.

The Center’s goals are to offer a shoulder to lean on, provide a supportive social network, assist parents during the primary stages of diagnosing and defining their child’s situation, impart accurate information regarding accessing and utilizing social benefits/rights and guiding parents to the relevant agencies to care for their child.

Finding one’s way through the special needs maze is not a one-time challenge. ADI 4 U is a continual presence, helping parents and families at life’s many crossroads, assisting and advising as children grow older, needs change, and new situations arise.

Support, Information and Guidance Hot Line

The Support, Information and Guidance Hot Line is a call center, providing parents with an attentive ear and support by offering information and guidance.

The ADI 4 U Hotline offers free advice and assistance to parents of children of all ages with special needs and complex medical and developmental situations.   Available and accessible to the community at large, the Hotline offers a shoulder to lean on, provides a supportive social network, assists parents during the primary stages of diagnosing and defining their child’s situation and helps navigate the often complicated options available in the realm of continuing care for older children with disabilities. The ADI 4 U Hotline operates as a liaison between families and existing facilities, imparting accurate information regarding accessing and utilizing social benefits/rights and guiding parents to the relevant agencies to care for their child.

Manned by an experienced social worker, the Hotline is the first point of contact, providing subsequent follow-up and taking an active role in finding appropriate solutions, often able to cut through otherwise cumbersome bureaucracy. Some parents choose to call in anonymously, allowing them to express otherwise pent-up feelings and emotions.

Special Babysitter Project

Special Babysitter Project – Connecting families of children with disabilities to babysitters with experience in the field of special education.

The ADI 4 U Special Babysitter Program began as a small grassroots initiative and has grown into a nationwide operation, boasting a strong presence and following throughout Israel.  Through Facebook and WhatsApp groups, parents advertise their need and potential respondents – special education students, caregivers, national service volunteers, etc. with experience in the field of special education – answer according to availability. The project aims to allow parents of children with special needs to spend quality time with each other and/or with their other children. By engaging a babysitter capable of caring for their child with special needs, parents who heretofore had to stay at home or take turns participating in family events are able to go out together or with their other children — to family events, dinner at a restaurant, the theater or even just a walk in the park.

Likewise, the potential babysitters, most often special education, nursing, paramedical or caregiving students, get hands-on experience taking care of children with special needs and a real-time, close-up view of the life and challenges of a family with a child with disabilities while earning some extra money to support themselves during their studies.

 To join the group in your area, send a WhatApp message to 055-687-6741

Contact us as bbmeyuchad@gmail.com

Join our Facebook group: בייביסיטר מיוחד במינו (Very Special Babysitter)

Support Groups

ADI 4 U Support Groups offer enriching and supportive opportunities  for families of children with disabilities to come together to voice their concerns, garner support and discover new avenues that will enable them to move forward with their individual challenges. In response to the unique situations confronting parents, siblings or grandparents of children with disabilities, ADI 4 U provides separate sessions geared to the individual needs of each segment of the family circle.

Parents Guiding Parents – A unique program in which experienced parents guide other parents facing similar challenges.

ADI 4 U provides a Parent-to-Parent support group, putting new parents in contact with parents who have dealt with similar situations. ADI locates parents willing to serve as mentors, providing them with initial training and periodic counseling sessions.  The group is meant to complement available social services, offering empathy and understanding as well as personal experience-based suggestions and information.

Special Events

ADI 4 U reaches out to the community, offering educational events to promote inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities within society-at-large.

Additionally, ADI 4 U sponsors various programs addressing current issues such as: the rights of working parents, solutions for keeping busy while at home, economic assistance, dealing with the family during times of crisis, etc. 

Special events include study days and conferences for Professionals, lectures, informational and activity booklets for parents and children, instructional videos and training courses– all on topics related to special needs and the family. 

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