ELEPAP is open to children with motor disability and neurodevelopmental disorders between the ages of 18 months and 16 years.
Our goal is to provide these Brave Kids with the rehabilitation programs they need so that they can reach their maximum potential.
In this way they can become as independent and functional adults as possible and can be effectively integrated in society.
The ELEPAP children can attend therapeutic and education programs under the same roof.
They have access to:
The children are assigned to the classes/levels of the Early Education and Therapy Intervention depending on their cognitive ability and their difficulties. The following units operate under this “education umbrella”:
- Mixed Day and Day Care Center – “Thea Lena” Nursery
- Day Care Department
- Preschool- Kindergarten
Depending on how often the children can come to ELEPAP, they attend the Regular, the Periodic, the Summer Program or the Early Education and Therapy Intervention Program for their therapies.
The Regular Program is a long term, individual therapies program for children between 18 months and 16 years and their families that is designed specifically for the child’s needs.
The Periodic Program is intended for children and families who live far from the ELEPAP branches. The families visit ELEPAP with the children for medical follow-ups and for an integrated therapies program at regular intervals.
The Summer Program is intended for children of the State Special Schools and Kindergartens after the end of the school year. During one month the children attend a daily program of creative activities, musical events and adapted sports activities. They are transported either by school buses or by their parents.
The Clinics of ELEPAP provide on a daily basis services from:
- Daily by a:
- Orthopedic surgeon
Regularly by a:
- Pediatric Neurologist
- Pediatric Psychiatrist
ELEPAP Athens cooperates with the Second Orthopedic Clinic and the Pediatric Neurology Clinic of the Children's Hospital "P. Mr. A. Kyriakou "
The Pediatric Practice at ELEPAP was created by Mrs. Liza Papagiannouli, Professor Emeritus at the University of Athens, regular member and a dear friend and loyal volunteer at ELEPAP. She has been running the practice at the organization in Athens, in order to provide dental care to pre-school children from 6 months to 6 years old. ELEPAP Athens works together with the 2nd Orthopedic Clinic and the Pediatric Neurology Clinic of the “A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital
Mrs. Papagiannouli works together with volunteer pediatric dentists, Andreas Agouropoulos, Associate Professor and Filippa Panteleon as well as assistant Michaela Terzidou. The physical infrastructure of the Dental Practice was provided by the corporate sponsor SADENT and Mr. Spyros Sarigiannis.
Mrs. Papagiannouli and her scientific team, with valuable experience and know-how, take care of the dental health of infants and children. On a regular basis, they carry out free check-ups, record needs and provide basic dental care for infants and children.
Parents may contribute a symbolic amount and only in those cases when a visit from external associates is required.
It should be noted that only 6% out of the total number of children, who have received dental care had visited the dentist.
Preventive dental care is necessary for all children and even more so for ELEPAP kids, who may face difficulties in terms of chewing, moving and communicating.
The pediatric dental practice of ELEPAP works successfully with the Pediatric Dentist Laboratory of the Athens School of Dentistry.
The ground-breaking Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Unit for Brain Injuries has been operating at ELEPAP since 2008, in collaboration with the related Brain Injury Day Treatment Program of the ΝΥU Langone Health, Rusk Institute New York, USA.
Its purpose is to provide specialized interventions for holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation and reintegration of children with acquired or congenital brain damage.