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Imago Foundation

Meet the IMAGO Foundation

Imago Foundation – established in 2009 r. Imago is a national leader in the development of personal assistance and respite services, the implementer of 6 national service programs in 2 regions for approx. 450 people annually. An organization networking institutions on national and international level. The foundation provides trainings for professionals, initiates research and development projects. Imago is a credible partner for public administration in the process of designing better social policy.

The foundation implemented over 100 projects financed form national or foreign resources. We are an active member of international and national federations, such as ISBA, EASPD, Polish Union of Supported Employment.

To learn more visit our website.

Meet the IMAGO Founder

Piotr Kuzniak
President Imago Foundation

Piotr Kuzniak– gained experience in:

  • Private sector: consulting and business development services, HR services for SMEs,
  • Public administration – local government unit: social projects management (seniors, youth),
  • Non-governmental sector: social projects management, transnational cooperation, consulting and cooperation with local government units, fundraising.

For the last 16 years continuously develops skills as a social project manager and project initiator (an author of over 100 project initiatives dedicated to persons with disabilities and their families). Since 2009 he’s been running his own foundation – an expert organization in cross-sector initiatives. Especially interested in transnational cooperation and short break development. Responsible for coordinating international and national work groups and seminars in the short breaks area. An author of reports, research studies and articles. Responsible for networking and creating links between local administration and NGOs. The President of International Short Break Association, member of the board of Polish Union of Supported Employment, chairman of Social Regional Disability Board, member of National Disability Consultancy Board.

Bonitum Association

Meet the Bonitum Assocciation

BONITUM - Wrocław-based Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities was established in 2014 by parents of adult children with intellectual disabilities. One of the Association's successes has been creating the BONITUM Community Self-Help Centre, set up in 2018. The Association organises numerous workshops, trainings, lectures both for people with intellectual disabilities and their families and friends, provides personal assistant and respite services, organizes integrative tourist trips, competes in numerous Special Olympics disciplines, cooperates in the Work Coach project. Members of the association also attend scientific conferences, co-produce award-winning THEM-movie series episodes and participate in international projects.

To learn more visit our website.

Meet the Bonitum Founder

Aleksandra Ciechanowicz
President Bonitum Association

Graduate (master's) of pedagogy at the University of Zielona Góra, and marketing studies at the University of Wroclaw. Completed postgraduate studies in Educational Management at the Wroclaw University of Technology and numerous courses and trainings in the field of projects for non-governmental organizations.

Founder and President of the Wroclaw Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities BONITUM, whose activity is to counteract social exclusion and marginalization of people with intellectually disability (ONI). The association supports parents' actions in the fight for rights and a better tomorrow for their children, devoting a lot of space to organizing help in adapting ONI to independent living in society through activity in the social, professional, family and health areas. The association created the Bonitum Community Self-help Center, which took care of 30 intellectually disabled adults, and has now initiated the creation of the Wrocław Social Center, which will cover the area of ​​housing, sheltered work and rehabilitation of ONI and the elderly. For several years she was the director of Wrocław Educational Institution, the owner of the “Leader” English language school. For over twenty years, she has been the owner of WES.expert, which creates a work environment conducive to achieving business goals.

Potrafię Pomóc Foundation

Meet the Potrafię Pomóc Foundation

Potrafię Pomóc Foundation – established in 2008 by parents providing care for children with developmental defects. Our aim is to support the whole family: children, young adults, adults with disabilities, in particular with rare or very rare diseases. The foundation is responsible for running Therapy and Assessment Center of Rare Diseases, Respite Appartement, Accessibility Institute, Education and Rehabilitation Center for Unique Children, Kindergarten and the first in Poland School of Childbirth for persons with disabilities. In 2021 we have supported over 10 000 people with disabilities. To learn more visit our website:

Potrafię Pomóc Foundation
Bartłomiej Skrzyński Therapy and Assessment Center of Rare Diseases


Meet the Potrafię Pomóc Foundation Founder

Adam Komar
President Potrafię Pomóc Foundation

Adam Komar is the president and founder of the Wrocław Fundacja „Potrafię Pomóc” („I Can Help” Foundation). The organization supports children and adults with disabilities, with rare or very rare diseases, and their families. The birth of Adam’s son, a person with disability, provided an impetus to establish the Foundation. The organization was founded in cooperation with other parents.

On the initiative of the Foundation in Wrocław operates:

  • the Centrum Diagnostyczno-Terapeutyczne Chorób Rzadkich im. Bartłomieja Skrzyńskiego (Bartłomiej Skrzyński Therapy and Assessment Center of Rare Diseases), that is unique in the country;
  • the Wrocławska Szkoła Rodzenia dla Osób z Niepełnosprawnością (Wrocław School of Childbirth for Persons with Disabilities);
  • the Ośrodek Rehabilitacyjno-Edukacyjny and the Terapeutyczny Punkt Przedszkolny dla Wyjątkowych Dzieci (Education and Rehabilitation Center and Kindergarten for Unique Children);
  • the Mieszkanie Opieki Wytchnieniowej (Respite Appartement);
  • the Instytut Dostępności (Accessibility Institute).

The foundation and foundation’s president have received numerous awards for social activity. The Foundation has been honoured, among others, with three „Lodołamacz” („Icebreaker”) statuettes. Adam Komar received the Nagroda Rzecznika Praw Obywatelskich im. M. Lisa (Maciej Lis Award of Ombudsman), Wrocław Award 2022. He has been also granted by the title „Lodołamacz Specjalny” („Special Icebreaker”). 


Conference organizer

Imago Foundation
Address: Fundacja Imago,
ul. Hallera 123, 53-201 Wroclaw

Conference Management

Piotr Kuźniak
E-mail: isba.shortbreak@gmail.com
Call: +48 691 270 754

Magdalena Stempska
Email: isba2023@fundacjaimago.pl
Call: +48 665 552 887

Magda Kowalska
Email: isba2023@fundacjaimago.pl
Call: +48 690 504 673

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