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The cost of treatment for a child with special cognitive needs is US$ 5,000
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Moving from ‘Different’ to ‘Equal’
The Feuerstein Institute believes in every person’s basic right to live an equal and normal life. In accordance with this vision, the Feuerstein School of Continuing Education operates several programs for adults (age 18+) with genetic and mental disabilities who wish to continue developing their cognitive and social skills. Feuerstein’s programs are aimed at community integration, through the housing, obtaining vital and meaningful employment and preparation for family life.
“Don’t Accept Me As I Am”
The School of Continuing Education programs is designed to be transformative environments, based on the values of accountability, vitality, fulfillment of roles within society, helping others, and acquiring new knowledge and skills.
Through interaction with diverse populations, the young adults in these programs help to heighten the social position of adults with disabilities and break down stigmas. In turn, this supports their future development and allows them to
How Do We Do It?
” Create a System: The combination of various programs allows Feuerstein to individual needs, proving solutions in the spheres of employment, housing, society, and education. “
Assess Potential: Using assessing and screening to reveal each person’s capabilities, proclivities, and skills.
Change Thinking: Develop ways of thinking by providing assistance in overcoming cognitive and emotional barriers, cultivate new thought patterns and enrich cognitive structures.
Develop and Empower: Encourage constant development and empowerment of the participants’ capabilities.
Develop Various Skills: Cultivate the skills required to be independent, productive people who are involved in their communities.
The Feuerstein Institute believes in the ability of young people with disabilities to be fully integrated into society, and their right to personal development and a normative lifestyle.
Residential Rehabilitation Center
The Residential Rehabilitation Center is home to men and women with varying degrees of special needs. Made up of two types of living situations – dormitory and community housing – the residents are taught to lead independent and active lives.
Employment Preparation Center
The Employment Preparation Center offers occupational and educational services, which encourage communal integration through meaningful employment. The Employment Center offers two distinct programs, dependent on the participant’s level of functional ability: Green Course – training and employment in the field of gardening and recycling, and ALA (Anashim LeMa’an Anashim, People to People) – working with the elderly population, and as assistants in kindergartens.
Hazon Partnership and Marriage Preparation Program
The Hazon Partnership and Marriage Preparation Program offer comprehensive training and guided assistance on establishing and maintaining lasting and intimate relationships with members of the opposite gender, giving them the tools to create an enriching family life.