“Theotokos Foundation” Rehabilitation Center for Children & Young Adults with Developmental Disorders

“Theotokos” Foundation is a non-profit welfare organization for the Children and Young Adults  with Developmental Disorders and has been operating since 1963. The facilities of the Foundation are located in the Municipality of Ilion and occupy an area of ​​51 acres. The Foundation provides Non-Profit Prevention, Recovery and Rehabilitation Services to people with Mental Developmental Disabilities & Autism Spectrum Disorders, from Early Childhood to Young Adult Life.

Vision – Purpose

Since its establishment, the Foundation aims at the social integration of people with developmental problems. It subsequently adopted the UN General Assembly Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in New York on 13 December 2006, which entered into force on 4 May 2008.

“The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for the inherent dignity of the human person. People with disabilities include people with long-term physical, mental, spiritual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various obstacles can hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal footing with others.”

The following general principles of this Convention define the care Services provided by the Foundation:

  1. respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one’s own choices, and the independence of individuals,
  2. non-discrimination,
  3. complete and effective participation and integration into society,
  4. respect for diversity and the acceptance of people with disabilities as part of human diversity / diversity and humanity
  5. equality of opportunity,
  6. accessibility,
  7. equality between men and women,
  8. respect for the evolving potential of children with disabilities and respect for the right of children with disabilities to retain their identity.

At the same time, the Foundation adopted the bio-psychosocial model of the WHO. (World Health Organization) on a holistic approach to dealing with disability. Thus, people with intellectual – developmental disorders enjoy services that are tailored to each beneficiary individually and focus on their best possible functionality based on the International Classification of Functional Disability & Health (I.C.F.).