Alut promotes the rights of autistic children, and acts for appropriate litigation for them. It has established schools, rehabilitation and occupational centers for people suffering from autism. Sheltered housing and kindergartens have also been initiated together with the para – medical equipment needed for them. Alut trains professionals to work in this field.
ALUT was established in 1974 by parents of autistic children in order to better serve the needs of autistic children and their families. ALUT's mission is to ensure the well-being, rehabilitation, future and economic status of persons with autism in Israel. ALUT provides educational, residential, vocational and leisure-time services to people with autism and works to advance their rights and to improve the services available to them and their families.
Over 5,000 individuals in Israel have been diagnosed with autism and 250 infants are diagnosed annually. Until several years ago, the only treatment available to autistic children and adults was admission in psychiatric hospitals.