To make the Israeli society a better place for people with intellectual disabilities and their families: a respecting, warm and accepting society that facilitates self-realization, in acknowledgment of difference and in commitment to equal opportunities
Equals in Uniform: As a part of AKIM Israel’s vision of inclusion, we established, in 2006, a unique collaboration with one of the greatest tools for integration and solidarity in the Israeli society, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). For a person with intellectual disabilities, serving in the IDF constitutes a vital platform to integrate and feel included. The Equals in Uniform program enables hundreds of intellectually disabled young adults to volunteer, serve, and contribute to Israel’s safety and security. The soldiers fulfill the military service like every young Israeli is obligated to do.