The IDF has recently been inundated by various visitors and delegations, as VIP representatives of countries around the globe flock to Israel to learn about its successful methods for integrating members of the special needs population into the army. The IDF is one of the strongest armies in the world, with more than 200,000 soldiers on active duty and 500,000 reservists, and the only army in the world to incorporate young people with special needs. Since 2014, over 650 young people have served through an IDF program called Special in Uniform on 35 different bases. The program was established by Lend A Hand to A Special Child in cooperation with JNF-USA. The young people contribute a great deal to the army in a range of different jobs and are supported by the program’s professional support staff throughout their service.The program was founded to give everyone a right to fulfill their potential and be accepted into society, regardless of any disability. Special in Uniform also goes beyond the walls of IDF bases, helping its graduates adapt to the workforce and Israeli society in meaningful ways.