Over Ten years ago Aim Habonim was established as a loving school for special needs and disabled Jewish children in the Manchester Kehilla. Providing these children with a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment, is what makes Aim Habonim so vital for these challenged children.
Its fundamental principle is to enhance the lives of these children by recognizing the individual needs and to deliver a specialised education suited to their needs. Catering for a range of physical disabilities & sensory impairments amongst our children means that we must offer a continuum of therapeutic input and services to ensure that each child develops and reaches his / her fullest potential.
Over the last 10 years Aim Habonim has had the need to expand its premises year on year in order to cater for a larger range of children. Six years ago Aim Habonim moved to a purpose built facility with specialised play areas, a state of the art sensory room, and adaptable classrooms all fitted with track hoisting amongst other user friendly technologies, which only increased its ability to provide for the children. Since Ride4Bonim 2016 Aim Habonim has again extended the building to accommodate two more class rooms, build up their therapy equipment for the children to use during therapy sessions and are now benefiting from using the eye gaze technology.
We have now outgrown our premises and are unfortunately turning needy children away due to the lack of space. Thanks to the generous support of you riders & donors from Ride4Bonim 2016, we were able to acquire the adjoining piece of land to our current premises. We have big plans to build a purpose built building on the site with specialists modifications to cater for a wide range of children's needs. In the short term we are hoping to build a modular building to cater for the urgent demand and be able to continue giving to these special children the care and support they that truly deserve. We are hoping that Ride4Bonim 2018 will enable us to raise the £200k required for this important project.
In a positive atmosphere of enthusiasm and joy for life and learning, Aim Habonim provides responsive and quality care to all the children. Aim Habonim is proud of its outstanding individual programs that use - amongst others - a multi-disciplinary team approach including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Animal Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy. Aim Habonim has its own in house therapists, made up of three physio therapists, four OT's, two Speech & Language Therapists (SALTS), two Music therapists, two Animal Therapists and a Social Worker. We have an animal sanctuary & petting area where with the help of the therapists, the children thrive from bearing responsibility and caring for their very own pets. Aim Habonim also offers animal therapy to children from the wider community to which many children have enrolled and benefited from.We currently have 65 children enrolled in the school with some children coming in on split placement from other state schools. In 2016 Aim Habonim opened a Post 16 department. This caters for young special needs adults in the community over the age of 16. Aim Habonim teaches them essential life skills and has developed a programme to help them build a career for themselves to give them self esteem and a self purpose with a future to look forward to.
At Aim Habonim our priority is to look after our disabled and under privileged children and help them develop academically, socially, physically and emotionally in a happy and secure environment. We teach the children life skills and each child can access the curriculum at their level. We spare no effort or expense to ensure that we employ professional and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to provide each child with proper supervision and care they deserve.
At Aim Habonim our priority is to look after our disabled and under privileged children and help them develop academically, socially, physically and emotionally in a happy and secure environment. We spare no effort or expense to ensure that we employ professional and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to provide each child with proper supervision and care.
We work in partnership with the parents and carers, meaning that we are able to offer support and advice to the families of these children, and help them access specialised services catering for all the family needs.
All this comes at a tremendous cost and there is no end to the specialised input that we can provide to help these children grow and reach their true potential. It is only with the help of our generous donors and benefactors that Aim Habonim is able to provide all the help and care that it does and will continue to do IYH for these special children.