AKIM Israel 4th National Conference 1

AKIM Israel 4th National Conference

Kibbutz Shefayim, November 12, 2015

More than 1,000 participants gathered, November 12, 2015, in Kibbutz Sfefayim for the AKIM Israel 4th National conference.

Led by AKIM Israel Chairman - Admiral Ret. Ami Ayalom & AKIM Israel CEO - Sigal Peretz Yahalomi many break out sessions were held, mostly dealing with community based accommodation, as well as self advocacy of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in Israel.

L to R:
AKIM Israel CEO - Mrs. Sigal Peretz Yahalomi & Chairman - Admiral (Ret.) Ami Ayalon

Minister of Education - Mr. Naftali Bennet (below) spoke about Inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mentioned that his Ministry will support every needed effort to improve level of education and services for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ms. Leah Susskind - VP Friends of AKIM USA receiving 2015 AKIM Award

Ms. Aviv Wolf a singer at AKIM Tel Aviv band singing with Israeli (celeb) singer - Arik Sinai..

Israeli Navy Haifa Naval base soldiers receiving 2015 AKIM award for adopting AKIM Haifa Group Home.
AKIM Israel is so grateful to the soldiers, whom, on a weekly basis come to AKIM Haifa Group Home and take the residents to a tour in Haifa streets and malls.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015 13:51

Welcome to Akim

AKIM Israel – in collaboration with The Hebrew University –Hadassah
School of Dental Medicine, as well as with Tel Aviv University –
The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine –
supported by Alpha Omega Foundation US, as well as by Henry Schein
Cares – established 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 Jerusalem
School of Dental Medicine and Tel Aviv University School of Dental
Medicine , 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

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.

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