The Specialized Unit for the Treatment of Children with Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
has operated as a peripheral unit of the Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in Attica, Greece since 1985.
This facility has been the sole structure of this kind since 1985 (within the Greek National Health System) and it was set up under the 2716/1999 Act concerning mental health. Under the providing of the same act it has been categorized as a Specialized Care Centre.
Following a decree by the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity (23/5/2011) the Unit became part of the Children’s General Hospital “P. & A. KYRIAKOU”.
The unit offers mental health services to children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism or within the pervasive developmental disorders spectrum.