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Augment Therapy Announces Pediatric Research Study with Premier Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, ALYN PARC

Digital health company, Augment Therapy®, is pleased to announce it has been chosen to be part of an on-going research study taking place at ALYN PARC – The Helmsley Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Research Center located in Israel. ALYN Hospital is acknowledged worldwide as a premier hospital specializing in pediatric rehabilitation. The research study focuses on a hybrid approach…

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Jerusalem firm makes custom therapy dolls for kids with disabilities

Dr. Maurit Beeri: “Play is the child’s ‘work.’ This is what children need to practice – skills that enable them to develop, understand the world, and make sense of their future.” “Children want dolls they can relate to, dolls that look like them,” says Tami Gutman, a special education teacher at ADI Jerusalem. ADI is an…

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Hillel Day School Honors Its Own

More than 400 people enjoyed an evening of live entertainment, a silent auction and raffle, and a strolling dinner at Hillel’s beautiful campus at Hillel Day School’s Annual Gala on May 21. The highlights of the evening included Paula and Louis Glazier receiving the 2023 Dream Maker Award.

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Children should have the right to move freely, be understood – opinion

At ALYN, we toil for these freedoms daily, hour-by-hour, helping children with disabilities to reach their abilities with the support of advanced medicine and technology, through understanding developmental and pathological processes, and patiently investing numerous hours of therapy sessions. For children with special needs, often rehabilitation is a never-ending process. As they grow and develop,…

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Welcome to ALYN’s world

I’m Saja, 30 years old and the mother of 2. I came to the nursing profession from a personal experience that taught me how close the nurse is to the patient in any situation. When no one else can sit next to him. The nurse is there to hold his hand. I work as a…

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Healthcare can function as social catapult if we let it – opinion

The history of medicine and the Jewish people have long been intertwined. In medieval times, when antisemitism excluded Jews from most guilds and professions, the high literacy rate among Jews – who always prioritized education – made the few medical texts that existed at that time more accessible and understandable to them than to their less-literate…

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We must help children build their characters by prescribing fun – opinion

If we wish to raise well-adjusted children with the life-skills they will need as adults, we must stop feeling sorry for them and learn instead to treat them as we would any other child. If we wish to change the future of children like Or and Esther, we must push the medical professionals dealing with child development…

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Children of Israel’s ALYN Hospital are rehabilitation champions – opinion

At ALYN Hospital, the aim is to maximize the rehabilitative process of children with disabilities and to succeed in integrating them into society in the best way possible, including giving them the tools to enjoy participating in fun sports activities, just like any other child.

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D.C. cyclist to pedal 62 miles to raise funds for pediatric rehab center, encourages community to ‘DCide to Ride for Good’ at Wheels of Love in DC on June 12

Wheels of Love, a charity bike ride for ALYN Hospital, will take place on June 12th in Washington D.C. The event offers two routes of varying difficulties—a 62-mile and 30-mile option. Local D.C.-rider Saul Shamash is excited to participate in his fourth year of this incredible event and is encouraging others to join the ride to help support ALYN’s pediatric patients.

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Real people, real problems, real solutions

Schechter students create adaptive technology for Israeli kids.
When the eighth grade class of Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Milford went to Israel last month, there was a new stop on the itinerary: The Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem.

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Maayan Aviv

Maayan Aviv

Executive Director

I am privileged to serve as the Executive Director for the American Friends of ALYN. I have been a part of this organization for nearly a decade, and have the experience and deep institutional knowledge which allow me to effectively spread the word about ALYN and further our mission. I am proud to lead the US team which supports ALYN in doing what it does best - transforming disabilities into abilities!

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