Through this program we provide funds for underprivileged families with children challenged by autism and cerebral palsy. The funds are provided in order to achieve two goals: to purchase iPads with applications especially suited for the children to communicate, learn, express their feelings and needs, and to pay for ABA Therapy that helps children with autism learn to communicate and function effectively, and aids in their education.
The program intends to address communication and education needs of children with autism and cerebral palsy and their families. iPads fitted with the software needed cost over £800 (about 4000 shekels) and are unaffordable for many families with children with special needs in Israel. As for ABA Therapy, there are incredibly long waiting lists in the context of the national healthcare system and private therapy costs at least 2,000 shekels per month.
Our goal is to lighten some of this massive financial burden. We seek to provide iPads and the software for as many children with autism and cerebral palsy as possible. We do this by providing 100% of the funds needed for the purchase. In terms of ABA Therapy, our goal is to cover some of the costs, to make it more affordable.