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SHALVA (The Israel Association for Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities) ( Hebrew: שַׁלְוָה) is a registered non-profit organization that supports individuals with special needs in Israel. The organization works with a wide range of individuals with disabilities: mental retardation, developmental delay, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, the Autism spectrum, special needs with recognized handicaps (children with minor to severe retardation, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome), and more; and to empower the families of individuals with special needs.

The organization was founded in 1990 and operates a variety of programs for individuals with special needs. The organization’s programs are free of charge and rely heavily on the work of volunteers. As of 2015, the chairman of the organization is Kalman Samuels. The organization provides services to approximately 500 infants, children, and young adults.

Shalva (given name)

Shalva ( Georgian: შალვა) is a Georgian masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:

  • Shalva of Akhaltsikhe (fl. 13th century), Georgian military commander and courtier
  • Shalva Aleksi-Meskhishvili (1884-1960), Georgian jurist and politician
  • Shalva Amiranashvili (1899–1975), Georgian art historian
  • Shalva Apkhazava (1980-2004), Georgian footballer
  • Shalva Chikhladze (1912-1997), Georgian wrestler and Olympic medalist
  • Shalva Dadiani (1874-1959), Georgian novelist, playwright and theatre actor
  • Shalva Dalakishvili (born 1984), Georgian male artistic gymnast
  • Shalva Didebashvili (born 1982), Georgian rugby player
  • Shalva Eliava (1883–1937), Soviet-Georgian Old Bolshevik and Soviet official
  • Shalva Gachechiladze (born 1987), Georgian show jumper
  • Shalva Gadabadze (born 1984), Georgian-Azerbaijani wrestler
  • Shalva Khujadze (born 1975), Georgian footballer
  • Shalva Kikodze (1894-1921), Georgian painter, graphic artist and theatre decorator
  • Shalva Loladze (1916–1945), Soviet-Georgian officer in the German Wehrmacht
  • Shalva Maglakelidze (1893-1976), Georgian jurist, politician and military commander
  • Shalva Mamukashvili (born 1990), Georgian rugby player
  • Shalva Mumladze (born 1978), Georgian fotoballer
  • Shalva Natelashvili (born 1958), Georgian politician
  • Shalva Nutsubidze (1888-1969), Georgian philosopher, translator and public benefactor
  • Shalva Sutiashvili (born 1984), Georgian rugby player

Category:Georgian masculine given names