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One-year jail sentence for Arab who abused special-needs youth

Arab filmed abuse including tying up haredi youth in plastic wrap, uploaded it to social media.

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'The greatest day in my life': Mother embraces two IDF soldier sons with disabilities.

Heartwarming: Tammy Isaac-Shiffman, mom of 2 boys with special needs, talks about how she guided them past their disabilities, into the IDF.

'The greatest day': Her sons are soldiers - despite disabilities

Inclusive fashion brand’s founders design Israeli Paralympic uniforms

Social venture designs the outfits of Israel’s representative athletes for the Paralympic Games, based on their unique special needs.

Inclusive fashion brand’s founders design Paralympic uniforms

Hodaya Monsonego's brother relates: We were fighting for her for two years

'A gang of criminals took advantage of my sister and used her to smuggle drugs. I can't describe my feelings now that she's coming home.'

Hodaya Monsonego's brother: We were fighting for her for 2 years

In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

New 'Titkadmu' program allows high-functioning ASD youth to enlist in regular IDF service, serve in regular units.

In first, autistic youth to enlist in regular IDF service

Belated justice for haredi special needs man abused by Arab

Arab worker who systematically abused fellow employee at Shufersal in Gush Etzion will now be indicted for abuse rather than assault.

Belated justice for haredi special needs man abused by Arab

Dangerous domino effect

Kids bored at home are no fun for any parent, but a child with special needs who’s at home unable to occupy himself is a serious challenge.

Dangerous domino effect

Coronavirus and the Special Needs community in Israel

Coronavirus and the Special Needs community in Israel

Special needs Jewish woman struggles to survive in prison

24-year-old woman with mental disability arrested in Peru, faces 25 years in prison after she was found with drugs in her luggage.

Special needs Jewish woman struggles to survive in prison

Spending the year in Israel – Our Way

Special needs students kick off the 14th year of Israel's only gap year program geared towards religious special needs students from abroad.

Spending the year in Israel – Our Way

New special needs vocational center to open in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Foundation brakes ground on Thursday for a co-ed youth center for Vocational Training in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood.

New special needs vocational center to open in Jerusalem

How Shalva used Eurovision appearance to promote integration

The Shalva band's meteoric success has enabled the Shalva organization to embark on many new ventures.

How Shalva used Eurovision appearance to promote integration

Chicago kosher deli employing special needs workers is closing

Owner says exploring new business with will fit employees' skill set.

Chicago kosher deli employing special needs workers is closing

IDF embraces disabled volunteers

Young adults with disabilities enlist for three year volunteer military service in unprecedented government initiative.

IDF embraces disabled volunteers

Seeach Sod: Unlocking the secrets of the soul

Seeach Sod is a network of educational and residential programs that provide a child with special needs with everything he needs to thrive.

Seeach Sod: Unlocking the secrets of the soul

Coming full circle ahead of Passover

New squadron of Special in Uniform receives their caps and wings.

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'Yachad House' opens doors to special needs community

The 'Yachad Gifts' Project trains and employs people with disabilities and helps them integrate into the work force.

'Yachad House' opens doors to special needs community

Special needs organization goes to Disneyland

Volunteers raise money to send children with special needs to a day of fun at Disneyland.

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Watch: Special needs youths join the IDF

For the first time the IDF is inducting special needs youths into its ranks via the 'Big People in Uniform' program.

Watch: Special needs youths join the IDFplayer

Watch: 'Peace of mind' for special needs kids

Meet the founder of SHALVA, which provides high quality care for disabled children, as his organization opens a new center in the capital.

Watch: Bringing 'peace of mind' to special needs kidsplayer

Heartwarming: Overcoming disabilities to defend

Lotan has struggled with cerebral palsy her whole life - now thanks to a special program, she is realizing her dream as an IDF soldier.

Heartwarming: Overcoming disabilities to defend the nationplayer

Friendship Circle Empowers Special Needs Children

Special needs children and teen volunteers come together to learn about giving, caring and friendship in Jerusalem.

'Friendship Circle' Empowers Special Needs Children in Jerusalem

Org. Helps Kids With Special Needs Cope Under Fire

It's tough being a child in southern Israel, many of whom have just seconds to find shelter. But for some, the challenge is harder still.

Organization Helps Children With Special Needs Cope Under Fireplayer

Special Needs Soldiers Are 'Great in Uniform'

Unique project allowing disabled youth to serve in the IDF and integrate into Israeli society is increasing its scale.

Special Needs Soldiers Are 'Great in Uniform'player

Kav Lachayim Children Enjoy Sabbath in Golan

Children with serious illnesses and disabilities have a good time at Hispin.

Kav Lachayim Children Enjoy Sabbath in Golan

'We Have a Special Mission in God's World'

A group of hareidi special needs children from New York were treated to a tour of the US Capitol and White House

Special Needs Kids: 'We Have a Special Mission in God's World'

Govt Freezes Building, Disabled Children Suffer

The Judea and Samaria building freeze continues to affect communities. North of Jerusalem, disabled children are the ones who suffer.

Government Freezes Building, Disabled Children Suffer

Netanyahu Meets Special Needs Knesset Employee

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Yonatan Weinberger, a special needs person who is employed as an assistant to the Knesset Guard.

Video: Netanyahu Meets Special Needs Knesset Employeeplayer