Reshet National Transition Program for Youth

Reshet ("network" in Hebrew) is a transition program that prepares teenagers with disabilities in the regular (non special education) education system for independence. The program’s extra curricular activities are an opportunity for experiential meetings, enrichment, and to become acquainted with and try out post-high school programs: Army, National Service, employment, continuing education, community. The program operates on the group level while relating to each participant as an individual.

Reshet focuses on three main areas:

  • Society, the community and me – personal and inter-personal skills
  • Preparation for meaningful service – Army or national service
  • Preparation for employment – group and individual work and experience via summer employment

The program’s groups are led by skilled, experienced group leaders. The activities enable learning, exploration, investigation and experience in a range of areas, along with familiarity with post-high school opportunities, providing intervention and support, as needed, so that participants will be able to choose the path that best suits them.

Click to see a movie on Reshet activity during 2014:  

https://youtu.be/pFQT4wQUV9w

Target population
Teenagers between the ages of 16 and 18 with disabilities (physical, sensory, complex learning with diminished cognitive levels, autism) who are recognized by the Rehabilitation Department of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services and are in the regular school system, either individually or as part of a group.

Geographic dispersal
Groups are currently active in Ashdod, Ashkelon, Beersheba and Tel Aviv. Additional groups are planned for other areas of the country.

For additional information:
Yaron Samimi, Director – National Reshet Program, Israel Elwyn
Tel: 052 602 4410
Email: yaron@IsraelElwyn.org.il

Our partners in the program are the National Insurance Institute, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, the Ministry of Education, Ashalim-Joint Israel and local municipalities.



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