$75 million autism center to open in Jerusalem

$75 million autism center to open in Jerusalem – Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center plan to host Mideast region’s first interdisciplinary university-based autism center. By Abigail Klein Leichman       As cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continue to increase around the world, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Hadassah Medical Center  plan to establish […]

Israeli Defense Forces’ “Watching the Horizon” continues to help individuals with autism

Tel Aviv — Roim Rachok, or “Watching the Horizon“, is the first-ever program for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that teaches decoding and interpreting satellite images. Individuals with autism are often very keen on details and have no problems following routines, and this is why the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) saw the job of […]

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman apologises for his use of the term ‘autistic’

The news outlet, the Jewish Press reported today that in a radio interview broadcast on Voice of Israel radio, former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, used insensitive language directed towards Prime Minister Netanyahu on the issues surrounding support for a two-state solution. He used the term “autistic” in order to describe Netanyahu’s behavior and state of mind. He […]

Israeli mayor stops Bar Mitzvah ceremony for children with autism

Rehovot, Israel — The mayor of Rehovot, Israel is being accused of imposing his religious beliefs on a special needs school in his municipality after sanctioning a rule on school officials that hinders the staff from pushing through with the school’s Bar Mitzvah ceremony for children with autism. Mayor Rahamim Malul, who appears to be […]

Teens with autism join Israeli Army to decipher aerial photos

Jerusalem — Soldiers on the autism spectrum were employed by the Unit 9900 of the s to decipher aerial photos taken by military satellites. The decipherers, who are volunteers mostly still in their teens, are in charge of interpreting and decoding 3D satellite images— a job that requires constant attention to detail and long hours of […]