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About SHALVA

SHALVA, the Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, is dedicated to providing quality care for children with special needs, empowering their families, and promoting social tolerance. Non-denominational and free of charge, SHALVA's programs provide care from infancy to adulthood. The organization's advocacy initiatives, community events, and disability research continue to inspire a more inclusive Israeli society.

SHALVA's Programs

Me and My Mommy

A one-on-one therapy training program for infants from birth to eighteen months and their parents.

Rehabilitative Day Care Center

A specialized, therapy-focused day care program for children aged 1-3 years old with Down syndrome.

Inclusion Early Childhood Center

The Inclusion Center presents a unique educational environment where children of all abilities learn together and interact as equals.

After School Activities Center

A life-skills oriented, recreational program for 250 children aged 6-21 with a variety of disabilities. Children and teens enjoy an array of recreational activities on a daily basis; like sports, drama, dance, and art.

The Graduate Social Club

Addresses the increased vulnerability rates common to adult women with disabilities and hopes to prevent potential behavioral regressions.

Overnight and Weekend Respite Programs

Offers participants the option of staying overnight at SHALVA's residential quarters and participating in bimonthly weekend retreats throughout the year.