Founders: Lena & Despoina Avramidou

Toby Long,

our trainers

Toby Long, PhD, PT, FAPTA is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University and Director of Professional Development at the Center for Child and Human Development.  She is on faculty of the GU Minors in Education, Inquiry and Justice and Disability Studies.  Dr. Long received her physical therapy degree from Boston University, a master’s degree in early childhood special education from George Washington University and a doctoral degree in human development from University of Maryland. She is on the editorial boards of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, and Infants and Young Children. She is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications including The Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Third Edition.  Dr. Long is the recipient of a variety of prestigious awards including, the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Jeanne Fisher Distinguished Mentorship Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists, and the Bud Dehaven Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapists. She was named a Catherine Worthingham Fellow by the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, Dr. Long collaborates with colleagues on serving infants and toddlers with disabilities and delays using contemporary, evidenced based practices throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Gulf region, and Asia. Dr. Long can be reached at

Dr. Eleni Karantana

Developmental Pediatrician, Private Practitioner, MD, PhD

Founding member of the Hellenic Society of Developmental Pediatricians. Scientific Coordinator of the Panhellenic School of Specialists in Shadow Training. Formerly served as Scientific Head of the Department of Public Health at “P & A Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital. 

A mother of two girls, born in Athens, and graduated from Arsakeio School, Psychiko. She holds a degree from Semmelweis University Medical School in Budapest. She completed her training at the Pediatric Clinic of the Regional Hospital of Rhodes and later at the Pediatric Clinic of General Hospital “Agios Panteleimon – Nikaia.”She received specialized training in “Developmental Pediatrics” at the Third Pediatric Clinic of the University of Athens, in the “Attikon” Hospital. She is a member of the Greek network for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the Greek Society for the Study of ADHD, the Greek Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and is responsible for academic studies at the Panhellenic School of Companion Support.From 2007 until May 14, 2020, she was part of the medical staff at “P. & A. Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital: from 2010 to January 2019, she was Scientific Director of the Developmental Clinic in the Department of Public Health, and from 2012 she also served as the director. In May 2020, she resigned from the National Health System (ESY) and joined the Scientific Team of Pediatric Endocrine Clinics, taking over the management of the Developmental Department.

Anna Iliadi

Occupational Therapist

She attended medical school as a scholar at the Izhevsk State Medicine Academy (1989) and chose to complete her undergraduate studies in Occupational Therapy at the Athens Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) (1999). She holds a BTEC Professional Diploma in SLD-Dyslexia from the UK (2011). In (2005), she founded the “Ergastirio Paidon” under her direction. She has been working there for the past 25 years as a clinical pediatric Occupational Therapist, specializing in sensory-motor and neuro-developmental interventions genetic abnormalities, and specific learning difficulties for children aged 12 months to 18 years. She is recognized and authorized to administer the A’ TEST – Screening Test for preschool children (2000), Sensory Integration intervention (2000),Educator of Portage early intervention program (2002), Listening Program (2008), ATHINA test (2010), S.O.S Feeding approach (2016), and many other therapeutic approaches such as TEACCH, PECS, MAKATON, MORE, CBD, etc., conducted within her space, with ongoing education until 2023. She is a member of the Association of Greek Occupational Therapists and the Panhellenic Association of Owners of Primary Care and Mental Health Units for children, adolescents, and families.

Manoli Chrysoula

Occupational Therapist

She obtained her degree in Occupational Therapy from the Athens Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) in 2007. She founded the “Smiley Kids” under her direction. She practiced in the field of occupational therapy primarily focused on pediatric and early intervention for children ranging from 16 months to 3 years old, pre-school, and school-age children with developmental disorders including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders, speech and developmental delays, syndromes such as Cri du Chat (CDC), Down syndrome, Rett syndrome, etc., attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sensory integration issues. She is certified in Sensory Integration intervention and Video Modelling in autism. Additionally, she volunteered in programs such as P.O.S.G.K.A.M.E.A, Camps of the Ministry of Health & Welfare as an Assistant, and the Panhellenic Association of Adapted Sports & Cultural Activities.