200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1937

Roza Imvrioti establishes the Pilot Special School of Athens

The Pilot Special School of Athens was the first school dedicated to children with special needs and specific learning and growth disabilities. She rooted for demoticism, and she was an active member of the Women's Association for Women's Rights. She found herself in the eye of the storm during the crisis of "Marasleiaka," the purges against the demotic language. She fought in the Greek Resistance during WWII, and she was persecuted for her political beliefs by being exiled to Makronisos. She joined the Communist party when democracy was restored after the military junta years.