Introduction:

Support teachers, teach blind and visually impaired students privately or in small groups with the goal of helping them integrate.
For more information see the Parent's Portal - Integrated and Special Education on the Ministry of Education website


Support teachers are certified to teach blind and visually impaired students on behalf of the National Supervisor of Education for Blind and Visually Impaired Students.

  • The teacher instructs students individually or in small groups in order to help integrate them socially and academically.
  • The extra support is given in the students' educational instutution in the morning and in Extended School Day (TAGIL) for Blind and Visually Impaired Children in the afternoon.
  • The teacher also serves as an advisor to other teachers in the school and to the students’ parents regarding their studies.

Who is Eligible?

  • Children age 3 and up who are blind or who have a visual impairment that can not be corrected by glasses and/or contact lenses.

How to Claim It?

HaShlosha St. 2, Tel Aviv
Phone: 03-6896092, Fax :03-6896171
Email: visually_impairment@education.gov.il
  • A medical form will be sent to applicants to be filled out by an eye doctor and returned to the Supervisor.
  • Afterwards, a visual functionality assessment will be performed on behalf of a local specialized Municipal/Regional Support Center (MATYA).
  • The assessment findings will be presented to a committee responsible for approving eligibility for the support.


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