General Info

Country: The Netherlands
Name of EPR Director: Frits Wichers
Name of EPR Centre Coordinator: Michèl Edelaar,


Mission & Vision

Heliomare supports children, youngsters and adults with physical or multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or autism. The degree of support provided depends on the requirements and the physical and mental abilities of the client. A variety of services are offered, including medical rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, special education (primary and secondary education) and sports. Heliomare brings together extensive expertise and bridges between different fields, including rehabilitation, education, sport and vocational rehabilitation. Heliomare is also actively engaged in working together with other leading service providers and international networks.
Heliomare acknowledges the value of freedom and independence. Every client is unique and receives a personal rehabilitation and coaching program to (re-) gain as much independence as possible.


Target group(s)

All ages groups with physical and/or multiple disabilities or traumatic brain injuries


Areas of Expertise

  • Employment
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Assistive Technologies (AT) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Organisational performance


Social and rehabilitation services

  • Employment services
  • Education and Training services
  • Medical Rehabilitationn
  • Sport


Areas of excellence and innovative services

  • Planetree: a design philosophy with a positive impact on global health and healing
  • The use of Assistive Technologies (AT) and Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) in rehabilitation services (Robotica, Domotica)
  • Working in networks
  • e-Health



Relweg 51
1949 EC Wijk aan Zee
The Netherlands