Milbat – Giving Quality to Life, operates since 1981 to offer the possibility, and fulfill the right of every individual with disability at any age, to enjoy as much independence as possible through a tailored technological environment.
Milbat combines rehabilitation expertise and technological know-how, to provide a wide-range of services that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and seniors.
By applying aiding devices and unique technologies, children, adults, and seniors with disabilities can fulfill their aspiration to independently perform activities, small or large, that are important to them. The nonprofit operates an information and professional consulting center, which enables any person to be familiarized with the technological options that stand at their disposal, in Israel and worldwide, while guiding them in making the right choice for themselves from the vast number of opportunities out there. A multi-disciplinary team of occupational therapists, speech therapists, and physiotherapists offer professional advice on selecting the right device or aid system that can best help with any functional disability. The service includes information on available assistive solutions, including commercial devices and Milbat-tailored devices, assistance in choosing the best solution, experiencing it, and information on how to obtain it. This service is offered for any functional disability and in a wide variety of languages, through personal sessions at the Milbat center in Tel Hashomer Hospital, or in meetings with Milbat representative in any location around the country. In cases where no commercial solution exists for someone, the challenge is embraced by Milbat volunteers who voluntarily develop a suitable aid, specifically tailored to the person’s needs.
The Ted Arison Family Foundation chose to support Milbat on its project Disability Does Not Disable, which allowed the nonprofit to offer its services throughout Israel and improve the lives of people with disabilities and seniors, with a long-term six-year grant, from 2011 to 2017, totaling $420,000.