The ADAPEI Association in Morteau is a state approved, non-profit organisation of public utility and part of the national network UNAPEI. It is an association of small dimension that intervenes in a geographical area of 5 districts and 36 municipalities with a population of 30.000 inhabitants, a rural and borderline zone full of contrasts, developments and a dispersed habitat.
An administration of 90 employees in 7 establishments and services receives and accompanies 180 people with mental disabilities and supply these children and adults with a diversity of solutions to their difficulties. A presence in local development, economy, society and culture via different actions to practice a dynamic of professional cooperation with local politicians, community representatives and public authorities. Professional trainings have been put in place in the last years as an orientation in favour of mobility for disabled people as well as their attendants. There have already been partnerships established with Germany, Austria, Serbia, Switzerland and Sweden.
The ADAPEI Association in Morteau has a variety of activities such as: The S.E.S.S.A.D. (Service for Specialised Education and Home Treatment) accompanies children from 0 to 12 years who show general handicaps with or without a link to a determined deficiency with or without associated troubles. This service supports the child and its family in their home environment. The I.M.E. (Medico-Educational Institute) receives children and adolescents from 5 to 20 years. Its mission consists in meeting the right to scholarisation whilst stimulating the development of autonomy. The E.S.A.T. (Establishment and Service of Help through Work) helps adults in situation of handicap to reintegrate through a job. For this, lines of action have been developed in two directions: