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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Cabinet Unanimously Approves the Appointment of an Inter-ministerial Team on an Arrangement for Treating Individuals with Autism in Israel

Cabinet Unanimously Approves the Appointment of an Inter-ministerial Team on
an Arrangement for Treating Individuals with Autism in Israel
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

The Cabinet, at its weekly meeting today (Sunday, 6 January 2013),
unanimously approved the appointment of an inter-ministerial team on an
arrangement for treating individuals with autism in Israel
http://www.pmo.gov.il/English/MediaCenter/Spokesman/Pages/spokealut301212.aspx

The team is being appointed against the background of a significant increase
in the number of children being diagnosed annually with autism and out of
the desire to meet their needs. The team will formulate recommendations on
defining and meeting the main needs of individuals with autism and their
families in Israel, including budgeting, ways to increase Government
efficiency in the field, and will also consider the need for legislation on
the issue. A representative from the Social Affairs and Social Services
Ministry will chair the team, which will also be composed of members from
the Prime Minister's Office, the Education Ministry, the Health Ministry,
the Finance Ministry and the National Insurance Institute. The team will
submit its recommendations to Prime Minister's Office Director-General Harel
Locker.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "My heart goes out to individuals with autism
and their families, and the Government is committed to finding appropriate
answers for their needs. Appointing this team is a very welcome and
important step, and a humane step, that is designed to assist the unique
needs of this population."

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