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?
- In order to receive this benefit, contact the National Supervisor of Education for Blind and Visually Impaired Students:
- HaShlosha St. 2, Tel Aviv
- Phone: 03-6896092, Fax :03-6896171
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Laws and Regulations
- Ministry of Education director circular from 01.12.2010: Municipal/Regional Support Centers (MATYA) for the implementation of the Special Education Law and specialized MATYAs for visually impaired students
- For more information see the Portal for Parents of Children with Special Needs on the Ministry of Education website.
- The information on this page is based on a Ministry of Education informational leaflet, and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of Blind Services Department grant recipients.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.