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First Autistic School in South Australia to Open Thanks to Greek-Australians

The first school for autistic children has been established in Southern Australia thanks to efforts of Greek-Australian parents wanting the best for their children, and is due to open late July. In fact, the Greek community has become very involved in...

Suspect in Russian Boy’s Stabbing Detained

Dutch hotel employee in Hersonissos, Crete, Cirino Schrijver, who was accused of the violent attack on the 12-year-old Russian boy Nikita, was arrested and transferred to a special detention facility where he will receive psychiatric treatment until his trial. The...

Skafidas, Pantelis Link Genetic Code To Mental Illness

According to Neos Kosmos, Professor of Electrical Engineering specialized in Nano-electronics, Stan Skafidas, and professor of Neuro-psychiatry, Christos Pantelis, both from the University of Melbourne, recently managed to improve a promising test for the diagnosis of autism and schizophrenia...

Greek-Australian Professors Lead Autism Research

Stan Skafidas and Christos Pantelis are the leading figures of the research team from the University of Melbourne who uncovered an early genetic test to predict a child's risk of autism. This is the first known test of...

The Inspiring Story of 8-Year-Old Gregory Stavrou

Back in 2006, doctors diagnosed young Gregory Stavrou with autism and told his parents they should have little hope that their son would ever speak. Three years later, Achilleas Stavrou heard his son cheering for his first goal with...

Montreal Ahepa Family Donates $130,000.00 To Giant Steps School At The 13th Annual St. Valentine’s Ball

The Montreal AHEPA Family donated $130,000 to the Giant Steps School for children with autism on February 11, 2012. The funds were raised from the 13th Annual St. Valentine's Ball, a gala affair that since its inception has amassed...

Greek Australians Organize Charity Bike Ride

Three Greek-Australians from Adelaide are in charge of organizing a charity bicycle ride from Melbourne to Adelaide on the 16h of October. The GoTo charity team was founded in April 2010 by George Diakomichalis, Nick Apostolou and Louis Pounentis. Their...