Introduction:

Adults on the Autism Spectrum recognized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, who are living in the community, are entitled to certain services, including leisure, respite and mentoring programs.


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.

Community Services:

Support Services

  • 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.

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

Day Camp

  • 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.

Employment

Who is eligible?

How to claim it?

Aid organizations

Government agencies

Laws & Regulations

Credits