Tel Aviv-Yafo’s 16 special education schools serve the needs of all the relevant groups in the city. There are schools for children suffering from cerebral palsy, for autistic children and adults, for the deaf, and for those with learning disabilities. Additionally, there are special classes for the blind and three schools for children and youth with behavioral difficulties.
In total, there are 37 kindergarten classes for children with special needs, 70 special classes in regular elementary schools and 38 special classes in regular high schools. The municipality also provides service for kindergarten children in treatment centers; it offers diagnoses and educational treatments such as preparation for first grade, psychotherapy by licensed physiologists, and other forms of treatment such as art and drama therapy.
The city provides a variety of programs for children with special needs from ages 3 to 21. The special education laws allow children with special needs to learn either within the framework of special education or to obtain special instruction and services within the regular education program.