One of the most important developments in recent years for children with disabilities and their parents has been the creation of the national network of daycare centers for children with disabilities ages 0-3. This network has grown and expanded over time, with 64 centers now caring for 1900 children. These centers offer rehabilitative treatment for the children, and support parents in the challenging task of raising a child with a disability.
MJB recently published a comprehensive survey of parents of children in the care of these centers. Feedback from both Jewish and Arab parents is very positive regarding the childcare, as well as the guidance provided to parents. The survey also noted issues that need to be addressed, such as improving transportation to the centers and increasing home visits, and policy makers are currently exploring ways to address them.