Developmental disability or disorder, or congenital multiple or physical disability, partial family course for adolescents
The partial family course for adolescents is suitable for you, if
- you are aged between 15 and 18
- you have been diagnosed with a developmental disability or disorder, and / or a congenital multiple or physical disability
- you have sufficient functional capacity to participate fully in the course.
The course is not suitable for you if your condition prevents participation in group-based rehabilitation or your functional capacity is equivalent to that of an adolescent with a severe or profound developmental disability.
Rehabilitation is arranged for adolescents with
- Down’s syndrome
- Cerebral palsy or some other physical disability.
- Developmental disabilities and disorders or multiple disabilities, for example
- Intellectual disability
- Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)
- Fragile X syndrome (FRAX)
- 22q11.2 deletion / duplication syndrome.
- Cohen or Kabuki syndrome
- Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS)
- Cri du Chat syndrome (cat cry syndrome - CdCS)
- Noonan syndrome (NS)
- Prader Willi syndrome (PWS)
- Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS)
- Russel-Silver syndrome (RSS)
- Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)
- Williams syndrome (WS)
- Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS)
- Aspartylglucosaminuria (AGU)
- Perisylvian syndrome
Use the course search to look up when courses are arranged
Use the search term ”kehitysvamma” or search by the name of the diagnosis. Please note, the service is in Finnish and Swedish only.
Purpose of the course
The aim of the course is to provide support in the changed situation caused by your condition or disorder. You will also receive information and guidance to help you to continue living a life that is as full and meaningful as possible despite your condition or disorder. Rehabilitation is also a way of strengthening your resources and life management skills in order for you to be able to function as independently and actively as possible in your everyday life.
Content of the course and implementation
The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.
The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as individual interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.
The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises. Each course lasts 10 days and it is divided into 2 periods. You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day. 1 to 2 adult close relatives (family members) can participate in the rehabilitation together with you during a total of 5 days: 2 days at the beginning of the first period and 3 days at the end of the second period.
The service provider contacts you before and after the rehabilitation and between the rehabilitation periods.
The course is implemented by the following experts:
- specialist in pediatrics or pediatric neurology
- registered nurse or public health nurse
- social worker, Bachelor of Social Sciences, rehabilitation instructor or Master of Social Sciences (major subject rehabilitation science).
Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals and assisting personnel may also take part.