Cerebral Palsy Greece was founded in 1972 with the aim to offer care to people suffering from cerebral palsy. Since its establishment, Cerebral Palsy Greece has offered a plethora of services and programs to over 4,000 people with cerebral palsy throughout Greece. The organization divides its services and programs into three age categories: children, adolescents and adults. Specifically, in 2015, Cerebral Palsy Greece catered to 240 persons with cerebral palsy. For those individuals with mild cerebral palsy, the organization offers vocational training through specific workshops, in order to prepare them for employment. For those individuals with severe cerebral palsy, given that this group is not able to work, Cerebral Palsy Greece has created an Adults Day Center. The Day Center offers various recreational and educational activities including gardening, computers, catering, jewelry making and crafts. Moreover, all individuals with cerebral palsy receive various services regardless of age including: medical services, physical therapy, physical activities, therapeutic swimming, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social services and psychological support. The arts play a key role in the services offered by Cerebral Palsy Greece. Music, dance and movement are used for recreational and therapeutic purposes. In addition to these services, Cerebral Palsy Greece also operates a Respite Home where people with cerebral palsy can stay for a week and the “Foteini” Center, a supported living center for adults with cerebral palsy whose families are no longer able to take care of them at home.
The grant regards the provision of occupational therapy for the Adults’ Day Center. In 2015, approximately 50% of the adults with severe cerebral palsy visiting the Day Center were senior beneficiaries.