A community where all children and young people have opportunities to be the best they can be.
To promote social integration for individuals with physical disabilities in Greece and to facilitate the operation of ELEPAP’s Rehabilitation Centers in Greece.
International Friends of ELEPAP (“IFELEPAP”) is the fundraising arm in the United States for ELEPAP Greece. In 1937 an inspired group of people in Athens, who believed that disabled children were entitled to have comprehensive rehabilitation services, founded ELEPAP. Today ELEPAP operates six centers throughout Greece with the sole purpose of making this service available to all in need.
ELEPAP is the first non-profit organization specialised in helping disabled children since 1937, and has served over 100,000 children throughout the country, giving equal opportunities for smooth social integration. ELEPAP enables disabled children to live in their own homes and communities.
The infants of the Infants’ Department and the children of the Early Educational and Therapeutic Program, complete a cycle.
Our best wishes, for an amazing summer and good luck to your next steps!
Our Brave Ones
As a parent with a 22-year-old child with disabilities I will tell you from my experience that the sooner you help the child, the higher the level he will reach when he grows up. It is very important that there is organized help, expert people who will explain to parents that it is not their own fault, which will help them understand the behavior of their child, and remain a united family without blaming each other and feeling guilty. We need to strengthen organizations like ELEPAP because that’s the only way we can avoid the tragedies that can happen.
Dr. Antonios Lazanas
Head of Portfolio and Index Research at Bloomberg
ELEPAP offers a series of programs of holistic intervention for children from infancy to school age. It constantly monitors international scientific developments, organizes and participates in scientific conferences and fora, ensuring in this way that it adheres to international standards, adopts and implements the latest methods of treatment.
To achieve our objective of facilitating and supporting the operations of ELEPAP Rehabilitation for the Disabled Centers in Greece, we will be hosting a series of events aimed at raising awareness about ELEPAP's work in the field of treating disability, promoting social integration and providing space for both civic and scientific work.