Ilan's social clubs
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Ilan's social clubs

By ILAN

A social framework for handicapped children and adults

The young group - This Program provides a meeting place for physically disabled and non disabled youth between the ages 10-21 , interacting as peers in social, cultural and educational activities. The program has been operating with great success since its inception in 1990.
Throughout the year,...

The young group - This Program provides a meeting place for physically disabled and non disabled youth between the ages 10-21 , interacting as peers in social, cultural and educational activities. The program has been operating with great success since its inception in 1990.
Throughout the year, the non-disabled youth act as volunteer counselors and help their disabled friends in various social after-school activities. This provides an opportunity for the ILAN youth to interact socially with non-disabled youth of their age, and to develop relationships based on mutual respect.

Apart from the regular weekly activities, lectures and parties are organized, as well as trips and summer camps on holidays. Thus, the program functions like any other regular Youth Social Clubs. It offers the disabled youth a chance to step outside their regular environment, to travel and broaden their horizons. It increases the participants' self confidence and self esteem, thus improving their psychological well being.
This program strengthens the disabled persons' self confidence and esteem and promotes positive social interactions. Description of the Adult group program "Different interest":
"Different interest" serves as social framework for handicapped adults above age 21, in which they can enlarge their social circle, meet new friends of their age, both disabled and not, and benefit from the social support of an adapted framework.
The regular activity takes place once every two weeks. The meetings open with various activities in small groups, and afterwards there is a workshop with a guest artist or lecturer. In addition to the regular encounter, special activities are organized – special programs for special events and Jewish holidays, two long tours during the year and more outdoors activities.
Objectives of the encounter "Different interest":
The strong demand for the creation of a separate group for the adults derives from the fact that while the disable youngsters leave the school framework, they remain with important unfulfilled emotional needs. They miss the feeling of belonging to a framework mainly because at their age there is only a partial answer to their needs for going out to work, to study, etc.
An additional objective of the encounter, beyond the supply of a social circle, is to refer to subjects that bother young adults whether they are disabled or not, on the theoretical level as well as on the practical level. Therefore the guiding line for the subjects to be discussed in the encounters is relative to "life skills" as: finding a job, residence, independence, social communication, relationship with a partner, etc.

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About this charity:

ILAN

Tel - Aviv
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ILAN, Israel's Foundation for the Handicapped, cares for thousands of physically impaired adults and children suffering from diseases that affect the muscles and nerves such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases.
With 40 branches all over Israel, ILAN remains in...

ILAN, Israel's Foundation for the Handicapped, cares for thousands of physically impaired adults and children suffering from diseases that affect the muscles and nerves such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases.
With 40 branches all over Israel, ILAN remains in constant contact with the disabled by providing a broad network for locating and assisting the target population and its special needs, throughout the country, and all sectors of the Israeli population.
ILAN is a full service organization including:
A network of over 30 institutions, ranging from kindergartens, special schools and vocational training centers, sheltered workshops, rehabilitation and occupation units, to social centers and sports facilities. In addition, ILAN operates hostels for handicapped adults, thus providing a warm and supportive environment for those who cannot continue living at home.
Two large sports centers for handicapped children and adults, as well as rehabilitation-through- employment centers.
Individual assistance for the purchase of vital rehabilitation accessories, in order to relieve the distress of the families which must cope with the care of a handicapped child.
ILAN enables those it cares for to enjoy cultural activities, such as wheelchair dance, ‘youth encounters’, and theatre. The largest part of ILAN's budget comes from donations by individuals and institutions in Israel and abroad that identify with the organization's objectives. ILAN is a registered voluntary organization which acts under the government legislation of non-profit charities in Israel, the United States, Canada, England and France as well.
אודות אנגלית
In 2010 Ilan was awarded the Israel Prize for life work - special contribution to the society and to the State. The Israel Prize is the most prestigious prize awarded by the State of Israel and it reflects the States and the people's appreciation to the thousands of Ilan's committed volunteers, to the handicapped and their families and for the organization's employees for their professional, decisive and endless dedicated joint work .

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