• Þroskahjálp, the National Association of Intellectual Disabilities

    National organisation - advocacy/campaign

    Iceland’s National Association of People with Intellectual Disabilities – works for the rights and interests of people with disabilities, with a specific focus on disabled children and young people and people with intellectual disabilities. It bases its policies on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and other international human rights treaties. Around 20 groups are members of Þroskahjálp. These include parent and support groups and professional associations of specialists providing training and services for people with disabilities. These groups operate throughout Iceland and have approximately 6,000 members. Þroskahjálp is also a member of various European and international co-operation networks working for disabled rights across borders.

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