The Hadjipaterion Children Support and Rehabilitation Center provides programs of special education, speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to children up to 14 years old. It was founded by the Social Work Foundation in 1973 under the name “Rehabilitation Center for Spastic Children”, aiming to develop specialised educational and rehabilitation programmes for children with cerebral palsy in Greece.
In 1985, with the help of J. K. Hadjipateras family, the Center moved from Filothei (suburb of Athens) to a modern, purpose-built venue at Metamorphosis in Attica (Athens). Credit to the grand scale donation of the Hadjipateras family, the Center was named Hadjipaterion since.
CSRC services focus on early intervention, within the framework of the Day Care Program. Additionally, we offer an drop-in service for students requiring support in education, speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy up to the age of 14 years. We also offer a daily livings skills programme to school-age children. Finally, we host an individualised intervention scheme for infants with motor and learning disabilities, as soon as any relevant diagnosis is given after birth. We utilise referrals from children hospitals to this end.
In parallel to other programmes, the Center operates a Food Bank as well a Rehabilitation Aids Bank, which runs a loan service for families requiring help with acquiring appropriate rehabilitation equipment, a Guesthouse, a Gait Analysis Laboratory and host the Elementary SEN School of Metamorphosis (public school).
Hadjipaterion is certified via the Social Work Foundation as a provider at all three levels of care and health services, by the National Center of Social Research (EKKA) and is registered as a Social Welfare Organisation. It is also a founding member of the Association “Together for Children” (MAZI GIA TO PAIDI) and the National Network for Disability Service Providers “The Net” (DIKTIO) in Greece. It’s also member of the Anti-Poverty Network.
Learn more about our certifications here.