Special in Uniform - IDF

Special in Uniform unit

Special in Uniform is an innovative program that integrates youth with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and helps prepare them for careers following their army service.

The program was founded to give everyone the opportunity to fulfill their potential and contribute to society, regardless of any disability. Special in Uniform goes beyond the walls of IDF bases, helping its graduates integrate into the workforce and Israeli society in meaningful ways.

These articles and videos can be used to educate learners on Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, the inclusion efforts of institutions like the IDF, and the unique contributions people with disabilities offer.

Photo credits: Special in Uniform & JNF-USA

This resource contains links to multiple articles and videos:

  • What's So Special About Special in Uniform? (The Israel Forever Foundation)
    • Narratives
    • Discussion questions
  • Disabilities and Special Needs (JNF)
    • Video
  • Special in Uniform Official Site (Special in Uniform & JNF)
    • Narratives
    • Videos
  • Autism Awareness Day: IDF Celebrates Soldiers with Special Needs (Jerusalem Post)
    • Article
    • Video
  • Special in Uniform Spreads Inclusive Lessons (Atlanta Jewish Times)
    • Article



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