ELEPAP, in an effort to provide lifelong support, implements actions through European Programs and Grants for adults with physical disabilities. These actions aim at:
• Integration in the labor market
Moreover, in 2008 ELEPAP has organized the first in Greece Brain Injury Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Unit for Adults in affiliation with the Day Treatment Head Trauma Program of Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York School of Medicine USA.
In 2008 Elepap has organized the first in Greece Brain Injury Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Unit for Adults in affiliation with the Day Treatment Head Trauma Program of Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York School of Medicine USA .
The Program of ELEPAP addresses systematically and in an integrated fashion, the cognitive remedial, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal, and vocational aspects of the brain-injured individual
Every cycle of the Program lasts for 20 weeks but the total duration of rehabilitation is determined by the specific needs of each participant The patient to staff ratio is 2:1 (there are 12-15 patients per treatment cycle)..
Adults age 18 -55 , who have suffered an acquired brain Injury like close and open TBI , stroke AVM, aneurysms , brain tumors encephalitis from 6 months to several years, ago, who have the stamina to participate in a 5 hours program , the ability to verbally communicate, the capacity to voluntarily commit to the 20 week cycle and to be self sufficient .
A. A comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment of cognitive abilities and functioning combined with an evaluation of neuropsychiatric symptoms
B. Daily therapeutic Program 20 weeks
1. Individualised intervention for the systematic enhancement of cognitive abilities( attention & concentration, memory, perception, speed of information processing , higher cognitive & executive functions )
2. Group interventions aiming to foster :
Awareness of the consequences of brain injury and their impact on daily functioning
Acceptance of the brain injury and the resulting changes in roles
Exercise of new coping strategies
Modification of disruptive behaviors
Social and communication skills
The ability to empathize and relate
3. Group Intervention with the “significant others” in order to foster their understanding of the consequencies of the brain injury and to enhance their abilities to cope.
C. Personal Psychoteharpy / Counselling in weekly meetings and follow up sessions as required
D. Program of gradual reintegration and adjustment in the work and social environment
The program follows the structure , the interventions and the cognitive exercises of the Head Trauma Program - Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York School of Medicine in USA and is supervised by Dr Yehuda Ben Yishay. The therapeutic personnel of the program consists of neuropsychologists and rehabilitation counselors.
ELEPAP, with the constant and ultimate goal to provide high quality rehabilitation services, continuously expands its activities supporting actions of occupational integration, creative and social integration of adult graduates.
As a result, ELEPAP founded and supports the Social Cooperative Enterprise (Koin.S.Ep) ARTemeis which is engaged in the production of gift items, in social networking through web radio and in advisory services of autonomy for people with disability.
ARTemeis, already active in the manufacture of handmade wedding gifts, supports ELEPAP’s institution of "Grant Joy".
The vocational Training Centre of ELEPAP ATHENS was accredited in 1998 by the National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Training for the implementation of Programs of Continuous Vocational Training. These Programs are addressed to professionals (Psychologists, Social Workers, Sociologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Special Educators), employed and unemployed, of the broader sector of social welfare. Since 1998, more than 300 professionals were trained.
Among ELEPAP’s various programs for disabled people, special mention should be made of ELEPAP RADIO, a radio broadcasting program that operated between September 2005 and June 2009, involving the participation of 16 adults with physical disabilities (18-50 years old). The program's participants had the opportunity to obtain training on the basic principles of journalism, sound recording and radio programs’ production. The installation of a fully-equipped studio in ELEPAP's building permitted full independence in producing pieces of radio journalism. These reports were broadcasted by EΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ 94 FM, the municipal radio station of Neo Iraklio, during its afternoon program ΓΡΑΜΜΗ ΖΩΗΣ (Life Line). During its four years, ELEPAP RADIO’s team covered various events and exhibitions concerning disability, according to high standards of journalism.
The program is currently inactive due to lack of sponsoring.