The Inclusive Preschool is a one-of-a-kind program where children ages 3-6 of all abilities can learn, play and grow together. This initiative was carefully designed with the Jerusalem Municipality to include program elements that plant the seeds for a more inclusive society. Designed to escort participants until first grade, the program curriculum prepares participants for mainstream educational integration.
The Oral Hygiene for Everyone (OHEV) Center fills a crucial void in dental care opportunities for children with disabilities in Israel, whose parents chose to raise them in the community, rather than highly supervised yet segregated environments. Aside from advancing their oral health the program is expected to play a critical role in boosting the long-term inclusion opportunities and quality of life of individuals with disabilities.
The Virtual Reality and Technology Room employs interactive virtual reality forums for therapeutic purposes. Through uniquely designed software, namely VITA, an interactive virtual reality job interview simulation program and therapeutically guided virtual games; users can practice skills in a controlled environment, while simultaneously being exposed to real-world situations.
The Overnight Respite Center includes integrated lodging accommodations and independent living apartments with the option of weekly overnight stays and bi-monthly weekend retreats. Providing a forum for children with disabilities to master independence and daily living skills, the program empowers individuals with disabilities to live a life of their own choosing in the community.
The National Park for Inclusion is the largest of four outdoor play areas on the National Center’s campus and will be open to the public. The park is equipped with installations that are engaging and accessible to children of all abilities. The park is Jerusalem’s first inclusive outdoor play area and is designed to host family outings and community activities.