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Eli is the only organization in Israel that operates rehabilitation day care centers, which treats and promotes children with blindness or visual impairment at crucial ages in their lives, from the age of six months to the age of six.
There is no substitute for early intervention provided by Elia in these years in which the child learns, grows and shapes. A professional team works with the children in order to improve the use of the remnants of vision, if any, and make them functional. Therefore, therapeutic intervention, treatment and guidance from the first year of life of the child with visual impairment or with blindness is critical and valuable. We are proud to announce that 80% of the children of Elia Bar-Shilub have started the last school year in the regular education system.
Elia, founded in 1982, currently cares for over 145 children in five centers and accepts children regardless of religion and race:
The basis for our work is the deep understanding that vision affects all areas of development, it is the organizing sense that pushes us to connect with the environment, stimulates curiosity and through it we perceive and understand the world. Vision affects motor, cognitive and behavioral ability, severity of the visual impairment and its character, are the important factors in the effect of visual impairment on development.
Elia’s professional experience and achievements are recognized and valued around the world. A variety of services including diagnosis, treatment, support and rehabilitation that are characterized by adherence to high professional standards are provided by the best professionals while constantly learning innovations in the field.
Landmarks in the association
Construction of a permanent structure The new Be'er Sheva branch
Foundation of the Mary Bendt program for professional innovation