Persons with disabilities

Various institutions and associations address matters of persons with disabilities of all ages: 

VISS 

VISS provides rehabilitation, vocational training and sheltered employment for persons with disabilities aged 18 and above, who aim at increasing their ability to work and participation in daily life or in the labour market.

Further information: https://www.facebook.com/VISS-vinnu-og-h%C3%A6fingarst%C3%B6%C3%B0-429586100547951/

Þroskahjálp 

The objective of the National Association of Intellectual Disabilities (Landssamtökin Þroskahjálp) is to „fight for the rights and promote the interests of people with intellectual disabilities/challenges, as well as other children and adults with disabilities, and to ensure that their rights are fully comparable to those of other citizens“, as stated in the statutes of the organization.  

Further information: https://www.throskahjalp.is/is/rettindi/english 

The Association has published three videos in Icelandic, English, Polish, Spanish, and Arabic about the rights of children with disability with immigrant background: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5qGz2PIiEtgj9gZnvX8pMBDc3VJfTdQA

Greiningar- og ráðgjafarstöð ríkisins 

The mission of the State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre (Greiningar- og ráðgjafarstöð ríkisins) is to ensure that children and adolescents with developmental disorders, which later in life can lead to disabilities, receive diagnosis and counselling and have access to resources to improve quality of life.

Further information: https://www.greining.is/ 

Further information in English: https://www.greining.is/is/tungumal/english