L'Essor Mezin

Name of the organisation: L'Essor Mezin

Country: France

Website: www.lessor.asso.fr

Contact person for ARFIE: Alain Paul Perrou


Languages: French, English

Essor is a national association that provides services for people with social or family problems or in stituation of disability.  Essor Mézin hosts a population of adults (aged from 18 to 60) with intellectual disabilities. 



Fédération Médico Sociale des Vosges

Name of the organisation: Fédération Médico Sociale des Vosges

Country: France

Website: www.fms88.com

Contact persons for ARFIE: Philippe Bourgogne and Sébastien Martinet


Languages: Fench, English

The FMS is a social enterprise that provides support to people with temporary or permanent difficulties by providing services to users in different medical fields.


Name of the organisation: Espace Recherche Développement de l'Economie Sociale (ERDES)

Country: France

Website: www.erdes.fr

Contact person for ARFIE: Philippe Bourgogne 


Languages: French

ERDES plays an important role in the Professional Certification Leader of the Medico-Social Economy in the RNCP and ensures the relevance of the University Diplomas. It supports and strengthens ESPACE SENTEIN on technological watch, European referencing, the involvement of its students and the network of support made available to its members.




Name of your organisation: ASKORIA

Country: France

Website: www.askoria.eu

Contact person for ARFIE: Mark Kempf


Languages: French

ASKORIA is the first training organisation for the social intervention in France. Located in Brittany, it welcomes more than 9,000 people each year, thanks to its staff of 200 permanent professionals and more than 2,000 associate members. ASKORIA is a member of the UNAFORIS Britain Platform.



Association pour l'apprentissage adapté en Languedoc Roussillon

Name of your organisation: Association pour l'apprentissage adapté en Languedoc Roussillon

Country: France

Website: http://apprentissage-adapte-languedocroussillon.fr/

Contact person for ARFIE: Lionel Jerez 


Languages: French

The association has a Regional dimension and regroups several local associations and organisations from the medico-social field to promote the professional integration of people with disabilities and to promote access to training and qualification.



Association Caminante

Name of the organisation: Association Caminante

Country: France

Website: www.asso-caminante.fr

Contact person for ARFIE: Jean Rolando 


Languages: French

The Caminante Association was founded in 1997 and recognises the right of every person to be accepted and/or his/her family to be different: for the origin, color, sex, religion, political opinion. The Caminante association allows anyone to live their situation through sustained support. Independency, social and professional integration are the major challenges of Caminante's professional teams.



ARTS IRTS de Franche Comté

Name of your organisation: ARTS IRTS de Franche Comté

Country: France

Website: www.irts-fc.fr

Contact person for ARFIE: 


Languages: French

The Regional Association for Social Work in France-Comté was created by social actors, representatives of associations and professionals, to set up and ensure the management and development of the Regional Institute for Social Work (IRTS)




Name of your organisation: AEIM-ADAPEI 54

Country: France

Website: www.aeim54.fr

Contact person for ARFIE: Christophe Gillet 


Languages: French

Disabilities: Intellectual disability, congenital or acquired physical and mental degenerative diseases; psychic and social fragility.
Age groups: All of them

Main services: support of adults and childrens with intellectual disability 



Les Genets d'Or

Adresse géographique :
ZI de Keriven
14 rue Louis Armand
29600 Saint-Martin-des-Champs
Tél :
Fax :

Adresse postale :
CS 17942
29679 MORLAIX Cedex


Website : www.lesgenetsdor.com


Directeur: Général Joël GORON


Contact persons :      
Hervé Jean Touffet

Chemin Claire

E-mail :

Languages: French, English


  • Intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, mental handicap.
  • Alzheimer's Disease and other dependencies of the elderly.


  • Children and adolescents with disabilities (ID) (0-6 years - 6-14 years - 14-20 years old)
  • Adults with intellectual disabilities (20 to 60 years - 60 years and over) dependent elderly (60 and over)


1 . Education, Care and Learning (childhood and adolescence)

The Medical and Educational Institutes (IME ) welcomes and supports children and adolescents with severe disability due to mental and / or impairment of a “disability preventing them from realizing their lives  in autonomous way ". The institutions, which working closely the with families, strive to enable each young person to prepare for the social reality and / or professional  in his adult life. The services offered, stimulate and inspire every young to  optimally use his expression abilities.

- Special Education Services and Home Care ( SESSAD )  aim to ensure equity of care and special education at home for children with intellectual disabilities.

1. Support consisting of :

  • advice and support for families and familiar surroundings of the child in difficulty,
  • deepening the diagnosis,
  • support the personal and professional development of the person

2;support for school integration and the acquisition of autonomy

Classes Inclusion School ( LCIS) and Inclusion Unit Localized School ( ULIS ) supplement this system and are designed to enable the support into mainstream schooling of some children and adolescents.

2 - Social and Professional Life ( adult workers ESAT , with or without accommodation )

Inclusion through employment

The Association considers that the work has been and remains a powerful tool for integration of the userGenet D’or has developed over the years a wide range of products and services in the most varied fields of industry, crafts and culture.

Demonstrating their expertise in meeting the needs of customers in difficult and competitive markets, the sheltered workshops ( ESAT ) des Moulins d'Or represent a place in society


Différentes formules d’hébergement et d’accompagnement sont proposées à ces ouvriers en fonction de leurs besoins et de leur degré d’autonomie.

4- Secteur Personnes Agées Dépendantes

Face au vieillissement de la population ainsi qu’à celui des personnes en situation de handicap mental, l’Association Les Genêts d’Or a créé en 1989 son premier établissement d’hébergement de personnes âgées dépendantes (EHPAD) à Brest. Depuis, deux autres établissements ont vu le jour en 1990 et 1994.

Depuis l’année 2000, l’Association possède une autorisation d’accueil conjoint permettant l’accompagnement et la prise en charge en EHPAD de personnes handicapées âgées, avec des moyens spécifiques dédiés.

Les projets d’Établissements et de soins de ces structures s’inscrivent dans une démarche d’amélioration continue de la qualité et la prise en compte personnalisée des besoins et projets de vie des résidents. Le confort, la santé, le bien-être, ainsi qu’une volonté d’ouverture sur l’extérieur et de développement des liens intergénérationnels, sont des objectifs majeurs au sein des EHPAD.

Les pratiques des établissements sont en conformité avec les principes énoncés dans la charte des droits et libertés de la personne âgée dépendante.

Living arrangement

Different accommodation options and assistance are offered to these workers according to their needs and their degree of autonomy.

3 - Sector supporting dependent handicapped adults (adults not working)

The Association welcomes and supports men and women with intellectual disabilities , severe disabilities , in various nursing homes :

  • The Homes of Life ( EOL )
  • The Hearth Home (FAM )

permanent home of adults , from 18 years with a mental disability who cannot work because of their lack of autonomy . This population does not however require constant medical and paramedical care.

The support is based on learning retention and development of autonomy in daily living, socialization, organization of leisure and other activities

adults (from 18 years) with physical disabilities , mental ( intellectual disabilities or mental disabled patients ) , or suffering from multiple disabilities , whose total or partial dependence has been granted by the Commission on Human Rights and Autonomy persons with Disabilities ( CDAPH )

- people requiring medical management coupled with traditional educational support . Here required the assistance of a third person for most essential acts of life.

• Hospitality House (MAS)

o disabled adults at least 16 years , without a minimum of autonomy and whose condition requires medical supervision and constant care ,

o psychiatric disorders should not be predominant ,

o no age limit , but the disability must be found before age 60 .

4 - Supporting Dependent Elderly Persons

Faced with an aging population Association Les Genets d'Or in 1989 created his first hosting institution for elderly dependent ( nursing homes ) in Brest. Since then, two other institutions were born in 1990 and 1994.

Since 2000, the Association has an authorization to support and care in nursing homes of elderly people with disabilities , with specific dedicated resources .

The establishments and care of these structures are in continuous improvement on what concerns their quality and the inclusion of the personal needs and users’ life projects within the services provided. The institutional practices are in line with what foreseen within  the UN CRPD.


Fédération Médico-Sociale (F.M.S.)

Address : 6 rue Gilbert B.P. 402 – 88000 EPINAL

Tel : 00 (33) 3 29 35 16 95                  

 Fax : 00 (33) 3 29 35 76 00

E-mail :                      

Website : www.fms88.com

Contact person : Kuitimé HYKAJ

  • Working language(s) :French
  • Principal disabilities and special needs:

-       Severe and mild motor and intellectual handicap 

-       Persons in difficulties on what concerns social inclusion

-       Children and young peoope 

  • Age groups: from 18
  • Services:

    The F.M.S. is a provider of services in areas of multiple actions. F.M.S has 25 facilities and services and t operates in various fields and activities:
  • Social, economic, professional inclusion, 
  • Supporting the elderly and disabled
  • The protection of children, youth and family support
  • The care of people with addiction
  • Information, training and research in the social and medico-social
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