Truly Israeli

Integrating Special Needs Teens to Youth Centers

As teens enter puberty, they are in need of activities that enable them to develop into adulthood such as transition from dependence to independence, personal growth, sexual development, networking interpersonal and communication with the world, developing their image and self-esteem, engaging in personal identity, family and others.

The 360° Youth Centers have been established across the country to answer this need. While all teens struggle with such issues, these areas of life are even more complex for youth with various disabilities. They need additional help and support services in order to navigate these difficult times and integrate into society. Until now these centers have not been available to youngsters with special needs despite their need for additional support in these areas. We seek to change this reality with an integrated program that is designed specifically for these teens.