Oma Väylä rehabilitation

Oma Väylä (“My Way”) rehabilitation is a form of neuropsychological rehabilitation for young people between 16 and 19 who study, work or are temporarily outside the labour market.

You can apply for Oma Väylä rehabilitation if you have been diagnosed with either:

  • an autism spectrum disorder without accompanying intellectual impairment (Asperger syndrome)
  • an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or an attention deficit disorder (ADD).

You must also have a recognised need of assistance with any of the following:

  • studies
  • participation in working life
  • improving your social skills
  • enhancing your life management skills

You may also have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder for which you receive treatment.

Oma Väylä rehabilitation: Service providers

Look up information on service providers offering Oma väylä rehabilitation services.

Service providers (in Finnish)

Oma Väylä rehabilitation is intended for those who do not qualify for intensive medical rehabilitation. If you currently receive intensive medical rehabilitation services, you cannot get Oma Väylä rehabilitation.

Implementation of the rehabilitation

The rehabilitation can last up to three years, but it is granted for one year at a time. 

Over a period of a year, the rehabilitation consists of

  • 27 individual sessions
  • 10 group sessions
  • 1-2 group sessions for your family members or other persons close to you.

You will also participate in three follow-up sessions when you are approaching the end of your final period of rehabilitation.

The sessions are held on the service provider’s premises or at some other location familiar to the client such as home, school or workplace. Some of the sessions can be held remotely. The group sessions for family members are held on the service provider’s premises or in some other workshop space.

Aim of the rehabilitation

 Oma Väylä rehabilitation can

  • improve your ability to study and enhance your working life skills
  • provide guidance and practice in how to manage your daily life
  • help you improve your social skills.

The individual and group sessions are aimed at 

  • supporting your ability to study and to engage in working life
  • strengthening your self-esteem
  • giving you tools to recognise symptoms and behaviour caused by a neuropsychiatric disorder
  • developing your social interaction skills
  • offering you peer support.

The group sessions for family members and others close to you are aimed at

  • providing information about neuropsychiatric disorders and how they impact the young person and those close to them
  • offering peer support and the opportunity to share experiences around everyday challenges and the means for coping with them
  • lending support that helps the young person achieve greater independence

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