About The Israel Sport Center For The Disabled
The Israel Sport Center for the Disabled is one of the world pioneers in the field of sport rehabilitation. The Center opened its gates in 1960 and specializes in the physical and psychological rehabilitation of children and youth. For almost 60 years, our remarkable staff and volunteers have encouraged individuals with disabilities to participate in a variety of sports activities and to benefit from the countless ways in which sports is healing.
The spirit and motivation of sport is used to help guide those with disabilities from a state of helplessness to productive, fulfilling lives. Sports activities contribute more to the confidence, morale, and self-image of those with disabilities than any other form of rehabilitation. For the thousands of children that have benefitted from ISCD, the Center's sports activities have proven to prolong life expectancy of those with serious disabilities. Today, more than 2,500 kids and adults participate in 20 different sports activities without discrimination of religion, race, or ethnicity. In the last several years the Center has grown more visible around the US and abroad. We now have Friends Committees across the country.