Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door

Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door, a registered non-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to offer people with cerebral palsy in Greece a place in the sun.

Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door never isolated itself or the people in its care.  On the contrary, it aims at overcoming the barriers created by ignorance and prejudice and building firm bridges of communication. We offer respect, support, encouragement, and hope to people with disabilities in every walk of life, while supporting the family, training specialized staff, enlightening the public and encouraging scientific research particularly as to the causes and means of prevention of cerebral palsy.

These aims characterize all our work, and with our pioneering spirit we constantly open up new pathways and widen the horizons for people with cerebral palsy.

We believe that education, culture and art are defining factors in the life of every human being, and we are determined to never give up as long as there is one child, teenager or adult in need of help, as we will never cease hoping for a brave new world that we can all share as equals.

The Open Door Centre of Education and Rehabilitation provides a wide range of services and programs of high quality for the education, rehabilitation, recreation and social inclusion of 240 children, young people and adults on a daily basis.

CPG/OD has received a series of awards over the years “for outstanding service in the field of disability”, including the highest award from the Greek Academy, and the Gold Cross of the Order  of Bienfaisance from the President of the Greek Republic.

Apart from the “NET”, CPG is the Organizational Member for Greece of the International Cerebral Palsy Society (ICPS), member of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and member of the “Together for Children” Association.