Inclusion Finland FDUV

Inclusion Finland FDUV is a non-profit organisation for Swedish-speaking persons with intellectual disability and their close relatives in Finland. FDUV also works for persons with other learning or communication disabilities.

FDUV stands for Förbundet De Utvecklingsstördas Väl (Association for Swedish-speaking persons with intellectual disability in Finland).

Under the Finnish Constitution, persons with intellectual disability have the same rights as all other Finnish citizens. FDUV advocates for

  • equal status in society for persons with intellectual disability
  • services and support in their own language for Swedish-speaking persons with intellectual disability
     

FDUV represents eleven regional DUV associations and Steg för Steg (Step by Step), the national self-advocacy association for persons with intellectual disability. The regional DUV associations are active over the whole Swedish-speaking area in Finland. In total we have approximately 2 700 members. FDUV has offices in Helsinki and Vaasa.