Bennett to expand inclusion of disabled in youth movements

Education Minister Naftali Bennett has announced a NIS 5 million plan to integrate children with special needs into youth movements in collaboration with the Joint Distribution Committee Israel Ashalim, the Israel Council of Youth Movements, the Welfare and Social Services Ministry, the National Insurance Institute funds and other organizations.

“Integrating children with special needs in youth movements is the pinnacle of education values. These are double tidings, both for children with special needs and their families and also for the youth movements and the rest of the children,” Bennett said on Thursday.

The plan, which is set to take effect in the upcoming 2016/17 academic year, aims to double the number of special needs children in youth movements to 8,000 from 4,000 over a three-year period.


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