Community Services for Children with Autism (Right)

From All Rights (Kol-Zchut) (www.kolzchut.org.il)

Introduction:

Children recognized by the Office for the Care of the Autistic Population are entitled to receive various services including vacations, recreational activities, after-school childcare facilities, and mentoring
For more information see the The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services website.

Children on the autistic spectrum that are recognized by the Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population of the Ministry of Social Services, and who live with their parents, are eligible to receive special services such as after school care, mini-vacations and a personal mentor.

Services Given in the Community for Children

Daycare Centers

  • Infants from 1-3 years old are entitled to rehabilitative daycare or integration into a normal daycare, according to their level of functioning.
  • For additional information see Daycare Centers for Toddlers with Autism.

Support Services

  • Children above the age of 3 are entitled to financial assistance for a support worker at home for a few hours in the afternoon.
  • Receiving this support depends on the family status and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services budget.
  • Eligible families must decide between receiving financial assistance for a support worker or for childcare.

After-School Childcare


Nofshonim

  • Autistic children are entitled to a mini-vacation at a “nofshon”, which are special facilities for short-terms stays, especially over weekends and school vacations.
  • Entitlement is for 15 days per year, without the option to accrue days.
  • You can see more information about the “nofshonim” run by ALUT during school vacations on the “News” page of the Beit Lauren website.
  • For more information on "nofshonim", please visit the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services website.

Camps

  • During summer vacation and holidays, there are special camps for people with autism ages 3-21.
  • Eligibility is 3 times per year, each time for 4-5 days.
  • The camps are day camps and do not include sleeping arrangements.
  • See the ALUT website for sites that host camps.
  • You can find up-to-date information about the camps on the news feed of the Beit Lauren website.

Who is eligible?

How to claim it?

Please note

  • A child who is receiving support services cannot also be in an after-school childcare facility, and vice versa.

Aid organizations

Government agencies

Laws & Regulations

Credits