ADI Jerusalem

ADI Jerusalem

ADI Jerusalem (formerly ALEH Jerusalem) was founded in 1997 to provide dozens of children and young adults with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions with the highest-level medical and rehabilitative care and the educational, vocational and social opportunities needed to reach their fullest potentials. 

At ADI Jerusalem, we believe that every individual has the right to live a happy, dignified, and meaningful life, and should be afforded every opportunity to realize his or her greatest potential.  This philosophy guides us as we develop and implement all programming and events at ADI Jerusalem, and every activity is professionally evaluated to ensure that they advance personal growth and promote greater independence and heightened self-esteem.

Our unwavering dedication to highlighting and advancing the abilities of every child paired with our willingness to do whatever necessary to help each child learn and develop creates the foundation upon which our residents continue to grow and thrive.

ADI Jerusalem provides its residents with the specialized services they need to grow and thrive:

  • Residential Living
  • Medical Care
  • Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Treatment
  • Special Education
  • Vocational Training Opportunities
  • Social and Cultural Activities


As a service to the greater community, ADI Jerusalem also created ‘ADI 4 U,’ a dedicated hotline and a wide offering of free informational services, educational programming and counseling that provides assistance, guidance and support for parents of children with disabilities. ADI 4 U plays an important role in the community as an easily accessible source of information and emotional support, as well as a facilitator of enriching lectures and support groups.

An ADI 4 U initiative called ‘Very Special Babysitter’ utilizes multiple localized social media groups to pair the parents of children with disabilities with uniquely qualified babysitters: special education students and therapists in training. In this way, parents of children with special needs can leave their children with babysitters who have a profound understanding of disability care, the babysitters are provided with an opportunity to earn money and acquire practical skills on the job, and the children receive the dedicated care and attention they require and deserve.

Both ADI Jerusalem and its sister facility in Israel’s south, ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, are under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and the Department of People with Disabilities of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, and Social Services.

By the Numbers

At ADI Jerusalem, the impact of our dynamic and innovative care can’t be quantified. Still, we are always excited to share the numbers of partners and programs responsible for our consistent growth and development.

Special Education Students
Monthly Outpatient Treatments
National Service Volunteers
Books in our Tactile Library
Monthly Treatments at our Early Intervention Daycare Center
Weekly Volunteers

Our Vision


The Ability Boutique

Items in the ADI Boutique are handcrafted or designed by the children and young adults at ADI.


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ADI Campaigns

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ADI has grown into a global community founded on the principles of sensitivity, inclusion, commitment and kindness. Building a better and more caring world, ADI is making a real difference in the lives of Israeli children with complex intellectual and developmental disabilities.