IRSAM

Founded over 150 years ago in Marseille by Père Dassy and originally developed by the Religious Congregation of the Sisters of Mary the Immaculate, IRSAM is a non-profit organisation with official charitable status, which belongs to the medico-social sector.

It provides care and support to people with disabilities (mainly sensory impairment) in its specialised institutions and centres, as well as in mainstream education, and in rehabilitation and training centres.

It currently runs 24 institutions and services in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Rhône-Alps regions and on Reunion island.
It supports almost 1,200 children, teenagers, adults and elderly people with disabilities and has over 1,000 employees (840 full-time equivalent).


Please find below the list of institutions or centres of IRSAM that work in the Hearing Impairment field:

- IRS de Provence: Regional Specialised Institute for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired based in Marseille. It provides care and support to 245 children and young adults from 0 to 21 years.

- La Ressource: Regional Specialised Institute for the Deaf and Hearing impaired based on Ile de Reunion. It provides care and support to 164 children and young adults from 3 to 20 years.

- Les Jaracandas: Early Sensory Medico-Social Action Centre based on Ile de Reunion. It provides support for hearing impaired children from 0 to 6 years and their parents from first diagnosis. It helps the child progress using techniques specifically adapted to their disability for better family and social integration.

- CRCSI : Regional Centre of Expertise in Child Deafness. The CRCSI encompasses the diagnosis of deafness and pre-and post-cochlear implant checkups for children and adult patients on Ile de Reunion.

- Garlaban-Ruissatel : It is a long term medical and non-medical residential support centre. It provides care and support for 45 adults.

CONTACT
Country: France
Contact person: Emilie SCHNEIDER, Project Manager
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Website: http://www.irsam.fr
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Public phone: +33 4 91 39 68 18
Postal Address: 1, rue Vauvenargues, 13007 Marseille, France

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John Harris

johngharris@btopenworld.com
tel: +44 7774 976827

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President
Philippe Belseur

philippe.belseur@mfam49-53.fr

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