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I have no words to describe how much it helps me being in the Autism Center. I finally found a person who understands me and not only that; I feel there that i can calm down and become happy again. The presence of Mrs Kokkalidou energizes me. Her knowledge and experience, as well as the whole atmosphere there, inspire me deeply. Thank you very much!
"Whatever we can say about Marijke is not enough... We are lucky to have met her on this difficult, but also beautiful road... She has a completely different way of approaching autism! Marijke is a professional with open eyes, but first of all with all her heart..."
Michael - Eirini
I first came to know about the therapeutic play K.A.L.E.S.M.A. during my volunteer work at the centre of Autism and Parent Support of Marijke Steeman-Kokkalidou. I learned there that playing is the basic code of communication with...
Olia Pampoykidoy, Psychologist –music therapist
I have gained many things from our acquaintance and cooperation. Children don’t have to be called upon all the time, ‘no, don’t’.
Meny, Emmanoualidi, kinder garden teacher
Adults find it difficult to open up their hearts to other people. Marijke is the first person whom I met, who can give her heart without hesitation...
If there existed a nobel price for love, I would give it to Marijke and to KALESMA, for the way she approaches autistic children.
The work that goes on at the Autism Center of Mrs. Kokkalidou is worthwile. With several activities and programs an effort is made to approach autistic children.
There are some moments which are milestones in the career of every professional. I think that for me such a moment was my participation in the curriculum therapeutic play.
Communication is an essential key for the autistic child to become better in communication. In this creative place I saw children improving and communicating, asking what they wanted.
It is an enormous satisfaction for everyone to see the progress of Konstantinos. It is the result of a method that you support worthily with love, knowlegde and experience.
I thank mrs Kokkalidou from the bottom of my heart for the therapy and love she gives to my Giannaki. I have been looking for an human approach and progress in our lives.
We have been visiting the Autism Center for several months now. My son is 8 years-old and races up the stairs every time we get there. Just seeing his smile and satisfaction is enough for me to know that this is a place where vital work happens, help is given that Thodoris desperately needs. All these years of visiting a variety of therapists he has never shown such joy.
mrs Mina Papadopoulou