Inmates


131 adults with moderate and mild intellectual disability from all over Cyprus attend on a daily basis the Ioannou Foundation.

Other 75 people approximately, former trainees of the Foundation, who work in the free market, benefit from the support and follow up services of the rehabilitation group.

Most of these people are 18-55 years old, with moderate intellectual disability, the majority of whom are men. People, who cannot travel daily to and from their home, reside from Monday to Friday in the Residence Halls of the Foundation, whereas 12 others reside in small housing units integrated into society.

A relatively large number of the people who are trained at the Foundation present chromosomal disorders, with Down Syndrome being more often, and other syndromes, like the Prader-Willi, Fragile X being more rare, while other in smaller numbers, in addition to their intellectual disability, they present problems like pervasive developmental disorders, epileptic seizures, physical disabilities, speech disorders etc.

 

Due to the various problems they present, but also generally to the state of their health,a big percentage of the trainees of the Foundation are on a medication on a permanent basis.

 

In general, all people studying at the Foundation, are people who take care of themselves, do not face serious behaviour problems, and are in a position, with the suitable education, to acquire knowledge and skills which will allow them to become financially useful and be integrated without problems into their immediate and wider social environment.

In addition to the services provided by the Foundation, the competent services of the state, offer socio-economic support which include a monthly Public Allowance.