Beit Ekstein from Danel group is the largest organization in Israel that provides person-centric services for people with disabilities, including people with Intellectual disabilities, Cognitive disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, Physical disabilities and Mental Health conditions. The organization was founded in 1987 and serves more than 4500 clients and employers, with more than 2000 workers in more than 50 facilities. Beit Ekstein's main mission is to increase the quality of life and social inclusion of our clients and of people with disabilities in general.
All services in Beit Ekstein are based on the Quality of Life model, which uses fully validated planning and evaluation tools. The Quality of Life model is based on rigorous research and considerable knowledge that has been accumulated worldwide in the past decades. The individuals are placed in the center of the model, and by sharing their aspirations and dreams, and by being a central part of building and implementing their personal support plan, they become full participants in the process of achieving their life goals.
Our services are fully supervised by Israel Government Ministries and are ISO9000 certified since 2012.
Beit Ekstein provides services in the following areas:
Housing Services - Beit Ekstein's housing facilities include dormitories, hostels, and community housing facilities that are adapted to the unique needs of the various population categories with disabilities. The facilities are located in pleasant and aesthetic surroundings, and are adapted to the needs of our clients. Most of our facilities are located within communities, and the clients enjoy interaction and inclusion in the communities in which they live.
Community Residential Units - Our residential units are integrated within the community inside the large cities in Israel. The residences house consist up to 20 people. Each person receives supports according to their individualized plan. Most of the people work within the community Nursing Homes. We operate a number of nursing homes serving people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Beit Ekstein is executing a government decision to phase-out the nursing homes and move out as many people as possible into the community.
Education Services - Beit Ekstein operates 19 special education schools that provide services to children and teenagers with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders and mental health conditions. The schools operate nationwide with permit and supervision of the Ministry of Education, according to the Ministry's education program. Our schools place an emphasis on personal and social development, and operate according to the quality of life model.
Employment Services - Our employment frameworks are geared towards a wide range of jobs and provide work values and skills aimed at diverse employment opportunities, with personal accompaniment and support, and according to need. The employment centers include protected employment according to job functionality levels, industrial and production tasks training by external contractors, and working on employment skills. All our employment services are supervised by the Ministry of Welfare and Social services and by the National Insurance Institute.
Placement Services - Our services focus on placement in the job market, employer-employee relations and tailor-made social benefits. A central part of our activity in this regard is to provide support after placement, including close accompaniment aimed at promoting perseverance as well as personal and professional development. Our placement services include: Center for vocational diagnosis and evaluation, Pre-Employment support, Placement in the job market, Accompaniment at work, Support in and outside the workplace.
Beit Ekstein also exploits state-of-the art IT systems to implement evidence- based management concept. Beit Ekstein research department collaborates with dozens of academic research centers in Israel and abroad to validate its treatment and educational methods and to implement edging technologies and academically proofed concepts in its services.
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