The Finnish CP Association
The Finnish CP Association was founded in 1965. As a national disability organisation, the Finnish CP Association monitors the rights of people with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus, normal pressure hydrocephalus and other childhood-onset physical disabilities of neurologic origin and their families. We aim to change the surrounding structures, services and attitudes and help build a society where everyone has equal opportunities to participate and to lead a full life.
The Finnish CP Association focuses on habilitation and peer support. We provide advice on rights and services for people with disabilities. We have 20 local member associations around the countrythat offer peer support, activities and guidance all around Finland.
We cooperate extensively at both national and international levels with associations, organisations and other interest groups to promote the realisation of disabled people’s rights. Cooperation consists of information exchange, development, advocacy and information dissemination.
Housing, Daily Activity Center and impreterer services
We provide disability services such as housing services in Helsinki and Turku, impreterer services for the disabled and personal assistance. We also have a Daily Activity Center in Helsinki that offers pleasant activities for disabled people during day time.
Activities for adults
The Finnish CP Association’s activities for adults offers services and activities that contribute to the establishment and maintenance of social safety nets for adults with disabilities and facilitate the maintenance of social interaction with others living in the same area.
Adaptation training courses
The Finnish CP Association organises adaptation training courses for adults and youth with disabilities and for families with children with disabilities.
Adaptation training is a form of habilitation designed to enhance the social functioning of the participants and to support their participation in society. The training aims to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities in communities and Finnish society.
In addition to professional support, a crucial element in the adaptation training courses is peer support, the possibility to share experiences.
The adaptation training courses are free of charge for the participants. The associated travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with the cost of the cheapest available means of transport. The adaptation training courses are funded by Finland’s Slot Machine Association.
The Finnish CP Association aims to promote the physical activity of its members. Physical activity is vitally important for the mental, physical and social wellbeing of the individual.
The goal of the Finnish CP Association is to provide opportunities for people with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or hydrocephalus to participate in recreational sports, enhance their physical activity and promote equal access to sports everywhere in Finland.