Introduction:

Children and adults must be recognized by the Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population in order to access many rights
The recognition of toddlers and children is granted temporarily until age 6, after which updated reports must be submitted for renewal
For more information, see Section 6 of Regulation 10.1 Policies and Care for People with Autism/PDD


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services – Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population is responsible for community treatment and treatment services outside the home for those on the autism spectrum. Recognition by the office is necessary in order to access rights in this area.

Target audience and prerequisites

Stages of the process

  • Contact the social worker in the social services office located in [the area in which you live. The social worker will pass the request to the Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population.
  • The following documentation must be attached to the request:
    • Autism Diagnosis
    • A social worker's report prepared by the treating social worker
    • Up to date educational report and/or functioning report
    • Up to date medical report
    • Photocopy of ID (teudat zehut)
    • Guardianship appointment order for those 18 years old and above
  • If there are a number of diagnoses (for example, autism and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (Mental Retardation)), attach explanations for each diagnosis and a summarizing and integrative discussion about the state of the diagnosed person.
  • If the diagnosis is inconclusive, the Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population may order its own diagnosis to be performed, a process which could take a number of months.
  • The supervisor of the unit for care of persons with autism will pass the documents received from the social worker to the "Credited Psychologist" (פסיגולוג אמון), a clinical psychologist with experience in autism authorized to determine eligibility for services for the Ministry of Social Affairs.
  • The social worker in the social services office will be notified of the final decision and will inform the parents accordingly.

Appeal

  • It is possible to submit an appeal to the decision regarding recognition and for eligibility for receiving services.
  • Submit the appeal to the local department for social services where the first request was submitted.
  • The department for social services will refer the appeal to the regional supervisor of the Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population.

Services Provided by the Office for the Care of the Autistic and P.D.D. Population

Please note

  • Only someone recognized by the welfare office is eligible to receive the various available services, even if these services are provided by another organization, such as ALUT.
  • Recognition of toddlers and children may be temporarily granted until age 6. At the end of this period, you must submit an up-to-date diagnostic report and educational/function report in order to renew the official recognition.

Legislation and Regulations

Credits