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Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of people with Intellectual Disability "To Ergastiri"

To Ergastiri” is a non-profit organisation that aims to assist in the social integration and general wellbeing of adults with intellectual disabilities. Our activities aim to provide quality services and creating new opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. As well as psychological support, counselling and social integration, support for development of self-image and identity, training, maintenance of family structure and relationships and social consciousness rising.


 “To Ergastiri” offers occupational training and integration of those capable and willing to enter the free labour market. Vocational and art training workshops include bakery department, laundry, weaving, carpet making, pottery, batik printing, music, sports and gardening. Learning basic skills in computer use through interactivity offered by new technologies achieved the development of new motor and cognitive skills.


 “To Ergastiri” trains and supports 100 adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. Our organisation employs 40 permanent members of staff (technical, administrative, health and supportive staff). Continuous training of our staff takes place through international conferences and seminars and transnational projects focusing on new developments in the field of intellectual disabilities and on contemporary education approaches.  


“To Ergastiri” is the first organisation to provide Supported Housing programs for our clients in Greece. Through our program of activities and positive guidance, residents gain important life skills and reach their full potential. We are active in various fields both nationally and on European level, we actively seek participation in projects in the arts, sports and best practices that we can use to benefit our clients.


We are focused on initiatives on active ageing for disabled people and we consider our organisation to be in the forefront in developing methodologies to further improve the quality of life of our beneficiaries and their families.


“To Ergrastiri” is a pioneer in the inclusion of assistive technologies in a supported living environment.


We are focused on initiatives on active ageing for disabled people and we consider our organisation to be in the forefront in developing methodologies to further improve the quality of life of our beneficiaries and their families
 

Other areas of activities/interests: 
Intellectual Disability, Supported and Inclusive Living, Active Ageing