Beit Uri Special Needs Residential Village

Nestled in Israel’s northern Jezreel Valley, Beit Uri is a unique village that is home to over a hundred special needs children, youth, and adults and a staff of the same number. The green, spacious community in the town of Afula houses a school for children aged 6-21; arts and crafts workshops for adult residents; and a café-gallery open to the community. Residents live here with hearing and visual problems, behavioral disorders, Down Syndrome, autism and other compromised abilities; but they thrive with the education, care giving and myriad activities accessible to them in the village. Daily life reflects the anthroposophic philosophy: Behind the curtain of each individual’s disabilities, lies a healthy personality that will emerge as a result of a warm, nurturing and creative environment.