Our association (E.G.N.Y.A.) was founded in 1973 by parents of individuals with mental disabilities, while it was recognized as a charitable association in 1977 (government gazette No. FEK 535/B’/11-6-77). E.G.N.Y.A. is administered by a board of directors consisting of 7 elected members among parents and supporters. According to its founding statutory declaration the purpose of E.G.N.Y.A. is “advancing the protection, care, education, development of skills, physical improvement and vocational training, as well as the rehabilitation, social integration, including involvement in sports, of the mentally disabled adult individuals of both sexes”. Today, our services are provided to more than 50 challenged participants with an IQ score over 30.