About Us

About Us

ADI’s mission is to care for the most precious members of our society – those who cannot care for themselves.

By advancing ability, ADI empowers Israel’s most vulnerable individuals – children, adolescents and young adults with severe disabilities – to reach their greatest lifetime potentials. ADI is also reimagining rehabilitation, providing cutting edge therapeutic and recovery services to individuals needing inpatient and outpatient care following an accident or health event at the first-ever rehabilitation hospital in Israel’s south.

ADI focuses on enhancing and enriching the lives of every person we serve. For our residents and special education students with severe disabilities, this entails custom health care, individualized growth plans, and goal-setting to advance personal fulfillment and achievement. For individuals facing rehabilitation, this involves accessing the best available rehabilitation care, innovations and resources they need and deserve.

ADI’s teams of professional staff and volunteers at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran and ADI Jerusalem are pioneering and sharing new ways to transform the lives of individuals in need of rehabilitation and their families. ADI also advocates, educates and leads efforts nationally and globally on disability inclusion, disability equity and providing rehabilitative care with dignity and a focus on the future.

ADI provides its residents and special education students with the specialized services they need to grow and thrive, its rehabilitation patients with the treatments and therapies they need to heal and return to their lives, and the community at large with tangible opportunities for encountering disability, raising awareness and promoting acceptance.

Our Mission

ADI (pronounced ah-dee) is the Hebrew word for a radiant and multifaceted jewel, a name that reflects our expansive vision and broad scope of activities, including disability care, rehabilitation, research, employment, education, community services and Tikkun Olam. It also speaks to the importance and great value of our mission to care for the most precious members of our society – those who cannot care for themselves.

Understanding that all individuals deserve the best available care and every possible opportunity to reach their greatest potentials, ADI provides comprehensive rehabilitative solutions for children, adolescents and adults with severe disabilities and complex medical conditions in a dignified, warm and loving atmosphere.

It’s all in the name: ADI celebrates ability at every level, promotes diversity and insists on inclusion.

A Day at ADI

Wake up

ADI residents wake up to the smiling faces of their caregivers, who shower and dress them and help them put on their body braces, splints and other assistive devices.


Seated in specialized chairs, the ADI residents enjoy their breakfast. While eating scrambled eggs and cereal, some residents make developmental leaps like grasping their spoons.


ADI's dedicated staff and volunteers bring the residents into the special education classrooms for fun and educational rehabilitation sessions featuring a variety of developmental games and techniques.


During the group snack time program, a communication therapist helps the children utilize alternative communication devices to express their choices.

Personalized Therapy

Every day, physical therapists work with each ADI resident to help them develop better muscle control and stamina.


At lunch, speech therapists and nutritionists observe the children for signs of advancement. When residents begin to feed themselves, a plan is developed to encourage an even higher level of independence.

Nap Time

Halfway through their busy day, the ADI residents close their eyes for a well-deserved rest.

קבוצת מתנדבות מסביב לילדה בכסא גלגלים Group of volunteers around a girl in a wheelchair

Social Activity

The ADI residents enjoy an outing to a nearby park with a group of volunteers.

Afternoon Fun

Afternoon hours at ADI are filled with recreational programs, meaningful activities and accessible outings adding an extra facet of enjoyment and quality to the daily schedule.


The ADI volunteers follow the newest sets of instructions left by the speech therapists to help the children make their next developmental leaps. As mealtime draws to an end, they write a report about each child’s achievements.

Medical Check-up

In the clinic, the medical staff checks each child’s blood pressure and respiration. Rehabilitative assistants help clear their lungs and upper airways from excess secretions.


The day ends just as it began – with big smiles. ADI volunteers tuck the children into bed, sing them lullabies and send them off to sleep with loving goodnight hugs and kisses.

ADI Partners


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