Adress : 1, Avenue Marthe, 95400 CHAMPIGNY-SUR-MARNE, France
Tel : ++33 / 1 45 16 15 15 | Fax : ++33 /1 45 16 15 19
Website: www.arfi-formation.fr

Contact person : Jean-François KIEKEN, J. SARFATY, Gérard ZRIBI

  • Working language(s) : French
  • Principal disabilities and special needs catered for :
 Intellectuel  Handicap and handicap psychique  
  • Age groups : All
  • Main services provider :
 Studies, publication of books, organizing conferences
  • Aims to :

-    Conduct multidisciplinary research work on the social and professional inclusion of the disabled
-    Organize study days , seminars and lifelong learning in the field of disability.
To achieve this ARFI includes all people with a special interest
the research ,work carried out by the association, professionals,
researchers, etc. .

The ARFI has published on:

  • Aging and Intellectual Handicap - Publishing CTNERHI 1990

  • The aging of people with disabilities, French and European research - Editions NPHS 1992
Supporting  people with severe disabilities - Editions NPHS 1995.



Address: 1 Avenue Martha CHAMPIGNY 95400 -SUR -MARNE , France
Tel: + +33 / 1 45 16 15 15 | Fax: + +33 / 1 45 16 15 19 | E -mail:
Website: www.afaser.fr

Contact person: Thierry BEULNÉ, Jean -François KIEKEN, Gerard ZRIBI

  • Working language (s): French
  • Principal disabilities and Special Needs catered for:

Mentally disabled ( mentally retarded , autistic child psychoses ) and psychological .

  • age groups : from 3 to 75
  • Services Provided:

Special education, rehabilitation , psychotherapy , sheltered employment , community living , supervised apartments , professional and social integration.


AFASER together  with A.P.E.M.H. from Luxembourg and I.R.T.S. from Paris , have been the funders of the  A.R.F.I.E  Europe

In  1962 professionals in the field has  created the A. C.R. (Association of Centres Rehabilitation for the mentally retarded ) who managed two établissementes : 
E.M.P. and  E.M.P. E.M.Pro . Some years  later the  children’s’ parents  who were assisted in these institutions have created
A. F.A.-A.C.R. (Association of Familiesand  Rehabilitation Centres for  intellectually disabled ) and open two CAT homes: Community and apartments with educational infrastructure.
In 1990, A. C.R. and AFA -ACR merge to do Association : AFA -ACR . In 1992 , the association changed its statutes and its name to be called : the AFASER .
It includes relatives, friends and professionals. Its Board of Directors is composed of:
10 full members , 30 elected members, 20 members in the College of families , 10 members in the college friends.




CRP Richebois

Tel : +33491094800, Fax : +33491094998
E-mail :
Website : www.centre-richebois.com
Contact person : Anne-Luce BRET  +33622811815
Langues: French, English

Handicap: all groups except mental handicap and deaf, blind , speechless

Age groups:  17-58  years

Services: Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Adults:  training for employment in the free labor market; French language training base

IRTS de Lorraine

Institut Régional du Travail Social de Lorraine (IRTS de Lorraine)

Websit: www.irts-lorraine.fr 

Metz site
41 avenue de la Liberté
Ban Saint Martin
CS 50029
57063 Metz cedex 2
Tel +33 387 31 68 00
Fax +33 387 31 68 29

Nancy site
201 Raymond Avenue Pinchard
BP 2009
54100 Nancy
Tel +33 383 93 36 00
Fax +33 383 93 36 54
Those attending IRTS de Lorraine are mostly students, and trainees from the initial or higher education (full-time or employment status), ongoing training and validation of devices acquired from experience.

The IRTS de Lorraine welcomes trainees from 18 to 50 years.

The main services:

The IRTS de Lorraine provides multi-professional training of social workers. It contributes to the research and promotion in the professional circles of social action. Serving the Lorraine region, the center of social work education adheres to the national policy of social formations in a European context.

IRTS de Lorraine is a center for training and research in social work approved and subsidized by the state. The IRTS is administered by Lorraine Association for Training and Research in Social Action (ALFOREAS). This association aims to promote and develop in different areas of social action, social and economic integration and social and cultural development, initial training, ongoing and superior research. The IRTS de Lorraine works in partnership with professional social workers and trains professionals in social work by alternating theoretical and practical training.

The Institute fulfills all the tasks assigned to training centers in social work: initial training, higher education, continuing education, skills assessment and support to the recognition of prior experience, and scientific research and cultural activities.

Different services and partnerships complement the training system. The department produces research studies within academic and professional partnerships. The department of international relations is developing cooperation with European partners and international levels to promote the mobility of people. The audio-visual department and new technologies involved in the promotion of social work in the field of Culture of the image.

As part of its mission animation and scientific and cultural dissemination, IRTS de Lorraine works in close partnership with the Forum of IRTS-IRTS Studiolo Lorraine and Lorraine.Educational, entertainment and research activities developed by the IRTS de Lorraine are mainly oriented in the field of social professions and relate the plane of the Grand East of France nearly 5600 students and postdoctoral students.

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