Pan-Hellenic Association of Adapted Activities "ALMA"

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Foundation Year
1996
Country
Greece
Region
Attica
Location

2 Milonos Str. – Palaio Faliro 17563

Number of members
2000
Full-time
20
Part-time
69
Volunteers
20
Accept interns
YES
Area of intervention
Environmental Awareness
Social Enterprise
Social Inclusion
Health & Wellness
Valorisation of Cultural Heritage
Environmental Education
Other
Main funding mechanisms
European projects/grants
Governmental (national or local) grants or subsidies
Private donations
Membership fees
Fundraising or Crowdfunding
Sponsorships
Provision of services
Level of impact
Local
Regional
National

The Pan-Hellenic Association of Adapted Activities "ALMA" is a non-profit organization, with decision number 4533/1996, registered in the National Register of Non-Profit Private Sector Bodies of the Ministry of Health, while being a certified primary and secondary care provider.

Created in 1996 with the purpose of education and creative activities for persons with mental retardation and autism, through educational, sporting and cultural activities targeting to their psychosocial development and integration into a society of equal opportunities. Our programs promote the autonomous and dignified living of people with disabilities, aiming at raising the awareness of the community. Our main structures are: (a) Day Care Center for Children and Adolescents with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, (b) The Creative Activities Club for Children, adolescents and adults with Disabilities, and (c) House of supported Living, where 4 young people with disability reside permanently. 

Our Day Care Center operates under the "Psychargos" program as a Daily Therapeutic Care Unit aiming to strengthen the psychosocial rehabilitation of children and adolescents aged 2.5-18 and as a family support counseling station.

The Creative Activities Club provides phycomotor activities, music & folk dances, visual arts, educational games, outdoor activities, museum visits, theaters - cinemas and cultural events, daily life skills programs and support and communication groups.

In our House of Supported Living, which is licensed by the Attica Region and housed in an appropriately designed apartment in P. Faliro, reside permanently 4 people with disability with the care of well skilled staff.

Our Sports Club has designed and offers comprehensive sports and entertainment programs such as swimming, horseback riding, bowling, athletics, cycling, as well as multi-day excursion and camping programs that promote semi-autonomous living. It is worth mentioning that our Association implements a series of events that aim to inform the community raise awareness of the community and diversity acceptance.

Our association is housed in properly designed rented premises. Some of our programs are hosted in premises of the Municipality of P. Faliro. ALMA Association possesses all the necessary educational material and employs very well qualified and experienced scientific and support staff members. For our needs we use two minivans.

The Association employs specialized and experienced scientific and support staff.. Our team consists of Child Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, Speech Therapists & Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Psychologists, Special Education Practitioners and Administrative Staff.

Project title

Implementation period

Funding body

Action title

Action details

MADE IN EUROPE +

2019

Erasmus+

Erasmus+VET Mobility of Learners

Hosting 4 Italian trainees

“Alive And Kicking”

2018-2019

Erasmus+, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

Erasmus+ Programme: Support for Collaborative Partnerships in the field of Sport

sport clinics for young people with High-Functioning Autism and intellectual disability in a sporting environment

In Life

2016-2019

 

Horizon 2020

ICT-24-2016: Gaming and gamification

 

Incubate a new learning and inspiration framework for education

Title: “4u”

programme for the socialization - integration and support of children and adolescents with mental retardation and/or autism and the support of their families

 

2017-2019

 

European Social Funds – ESF

 

operational programme “Attica”, National Strategic Reference Framework 2014 - 2020  (NSRF)

 

A daily “after – school” programme for the socialisation, inclusion and support of children and adolescents with autism and mental retardation and their families

 

My Way

2016

ΙΚΥ

State Scholarships Foundation 

ERASMUS+“

The PanHellenic Association of Adapted Activities  ALMA from Greece and the Institute of Applied Behavior Analysis (IAA) from Norway exchanged knowledge and good practices in order to improve their services to people with mental retardation and autism.

 

“World not known enough”

2017

ERASMUS+

European Voluntary Service

Participation of a team of PwD in an EVS programme(14 days) in Poland

 

Project title

Implementation period

Funding body

Action title

Action details

“Youth Partnership Through Youth in Action Programme and Non-Formal Education”

 

2015

European Commission

Youth in Action

 Adult education training programme

EVS accreditation

2015

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM)

Erasmus+

ALMA is accredited as an EVS sending, receiving and coordinating organization

Pavefs

 

NSRF

 

 Prototype Support System for Persons with Autism, based on an Intelligent Information System. Collaboration with the university of Patras

House of Supported living ”My Home”

 

2012-2013

NSRF-Hellenic Ministry for Health and Social Solidarity (YYKA)

 "Human Resources Development" 2007-2013, thematic priority 5 or 4 of the Act Class: Prevention of institutionalization and stigmatization of the people with disabilities

 

Establishment, organization and function of the house of supported living for 4 individuals  with intellectual disabilities

House of Supported living ”My Home”

 

2014-2015

NSRF-Hellenic Ministry for Health and Social Solidarity (YYKA)

"Human Resources Development" 2007-2013, thematic priority 5 or 4 of the Act Class: Prevention of institutionalization and stigmatization of the people with disabilities

 

Establishment, organization and function of the house of supported living for 4 individuals  with intellectual disabilities

Day Care Center

 

Ministry of Health

Health and Welfare 2000-06, Axis 2, measure 2.3

Day Care Center for children and adolescents with autism and pervasive developmental disorders

Day Care Center

1.11.2012-31.12.2015

Ministry of Health

Personalized Mental Health Services provided by PanHellenic Association of Adapted Activities ALMA in  phasing out regions

 

Day Care Center for children and adolescents with autism and pervasive developmental disorders

«Together we can»

2012-2013

ΕΠΑΝΑΔ

Operational Programme “Human Resources Development”

ΚΟΧ 72.904  / 01/ 2012

Charitable status pogramme in  the Region ATTICA "Human Resources Development"

Creative activities for children with and without disabilities in collaboration with the Municipality of Palaio Faliro

 

ELLA  European Lifelong Learning Academy

Σουηδίας  Πολωνίας

 

11/2013-10/2016

 

 

Grundtvig

 

 

ELLA-THE ART OF RECYCLING

environmental educational program with the use of recycled materials with the participation of children and adolescences with and without disabilities

Obtaining Power for all

5-14/9/20005

General Secretariat for youth

Youth action 1

Action 1.1-Youth for Europe

multilateral exchange program for young people with mental retardation aiming to the reinforcement, Ref number 1.1 / R2 / 2005/35 with the participation of Sweden, Malta, Germany and Poland

5 days is only the beginning

 

General Secretariat for youth

Youth Action number 71/23-3-2000

Awareness program in schools for people with disabilities

Together in Life

 

General Secretariat for youth

Γ.Γ.Ν.Γ 28-8-2002

Educational program for young people with and without disabilities

CONNECT EUROLUDE

 

General Secretariat for youth

INO PROJECT FR 030 1999-2276/001-002

Raise awareness programme for Europe and the eurozone. Partners: Germany, France, Belgium, Greece

“Tairiazoume” in Aigina

 

General Secretariat for youth

Youth action 1.2

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM)

 

Program to raise awareness in the local community and schools in Aigina about  issues relating to disability

EVS

Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service

5/2011-11/2011

General Secretariat for youth

Erasmus

 

ALMA association participated as host and coordinating organization, hosting one volunteer from Portugal for five months

•          Foundations of Individuals with Disabilities, Non-Profit Organization, Associations

•          Typical and Special Schools

•          Social services of municipalities

•          Panteion University of Social and Political Science

•          Athens University Of Economics and Business

•          University Of Patras

•          National Technical University Of Athens

•          Οnassis Foundation


Beneficiaries
Unemployed people
Individuals with disabilities
Children
Local community
Have you previously hosted an intern? Is it a possibility in your organisation?

Our association cooperates with educational foundations of Universities, and Vocational Training Institutes (I.E.K.) hosting students for practical training and real work experience. This action has been implemented for many years and will continue to be implemented.

Also through European programs, our Association participates in training and acquisition of work experience for mental health professionals. These programs are implemented in collaboration with a number of partners (such as Non-Profit Organizations, Foundations) in various European countries, under the umbrela of the Erasmus+ programme.


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