Adults on the Autism Spectrum that are recognized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Service, office for the care and treatment of the people with autism and P.D.D., who live with their parents are eligible to receive services such as leisure, respite and mentoring programs.
- Funding for an aide to care for the autistic adult at home for a number of hours in the afternoon.
- The number of hours depends on the family’s status and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services budget.
- Funding can only be received for these care hours if they are not already receiving funding for social clubs.
- Within the Educational framework, treatment in the afternoon is available, where individual and group therapy is given to improve social skills.
- One can receive funding for social clubs if they are not receiving funding for support hours.
- For more information see Alut
- For a list of social clubs see Ministry of Social Welfare's website.
Nofshonim (Respite Programs)
- Autistic individuals are entitled to a mini-vacation at a “nofshon”, which is a special facility for short-terms stays, especially over weekends and school vacations.
- Entitlement is for 15 days per year without the option to accrue these days.
- For more information about the “ALTUBA” in Karmiel and other sites that run nofshon (respite) programs see the ALUT website
- You can see more information about respite programs offered by ALUT here: the news section on their website
- There are camps which operate a number of days per year which are specially designed to accommodate individuals on the autism spectrum. The camps are day camps and do not include sleeping arrangements.
- For more information on places that have day camps see ATLUT website
- You can see more information about the camps during vacations on the “News” page of the ATLUTwebsite.
- The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, through various non-profit organizations, operates employment centers throughout the country.
- For more information see Employment for Adults with Autism Living at Home.
Who is eligible?
- Adults aged 18 and over on the Autistic Spectrum living with their parents who have been recognized by The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services – Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population.
How to claim it?
- First, gain recognition by the Ministry of Social Affairs. For information on the procedure, see: Recognition by the Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population.
- At the process’s conclusion, various specific services may be requested from the nearest social services office.
- ALUT - Israeli Society for Autistic Children
- Bakehila - Integration of Autistic People into Society
- Kevutzat HaShavim - emotional, social, vocational support through art
- For a list of organizations that aid people on the autistic spectrum
- The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services – Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population
- See also the autistic spectrum - community treatment on the "Kol Habriut" website of The Health Ministry.
Laws & Regulations
- Provision 10.1 of the Social Work Regulations: Policy for the Treatment of People with Autism/Extensive Developmental Disorders
- Provision 10.3 of the Social Work Regulations: Community Services for People with Autism/Extensive Developmental Disorders
- Provision 10.5 of the Social Work Regulations: “Nofshon”/Short-term Stays for People with Autism
- Provision 10.6 of the Social Work Regulations: Therapeutic Rehabilitative Daycare Centers for People above the Age of 21 with Autism
- ALUT’s Booklet of Rights for Adults on the Autism Spectrum
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.