Sími: 535 1900 | sjonarholl@sjonarholl.net
 

Sjónarhóll- Councelling center

 - A new resource for parents of children with special needs in Iceland -

 

 

Background

Sjónarhólloperates on behalf of the following associations:

  • Landssamtökin Þroskahjálp, The national federation for the aid of people with learning disabilities.
  • Styrktarfélag lamaðra og fatlaðra, The benefit society of children with disabilities.
  • Umhyggja, The national society for the support of children with chronic illnesses.
  • ADHD samtökin, The national society for the aid of people with ADHD.

 

The Aim of Sjónarhóll’s work

  • To support parents and other relatives of children with special needs in their demanding role.
  • To give professional advice to the parents of chhildren with special needs about their rights and assist them in approaching these rights and making them work.
  • To organize cooperation between the social institutions working with the family f. ex. schools, primary health care, hospitals, social service and the municipalities controlling the relevant resources.
  • To inform, with the cooperation of relevant others, about children's special needs, rights, assistive technology and other issues of interest with the help of the media, organized courses, a specialized library and the home page www.sjonarholl.net.  
  • To communicate the issues of the ongoing campaign fought for children with special needs for the improvement of their social situation and their living conditions in the society.

 

Financing

Sjónarhóllis a non governmental organization. The initial capitalization was collected with a landslide, media assisted, public collection in the autumn of 2003. Three years funding has been insured by the following:

  • The Icelandic Government

 

SjónarhóllCouncelling Center started working in August 2004. Pursuing the dream of a fully developed councelling center for the parents of children with special needs, further financing is needed and sought.

 

Contact

Reykjavík, February 2005,

Sigurrós Á. Gunnarsdóttir, director

Address: Háaleitisbraut 11-13, 108 Reykjavík

Phone: + 354 5351900  E-mail: sigurros@sjonarholl.net

 

 

 

Upptaka af málþingi
Kynningarefni Sjónarhóls
Þjónustukönnun 2012

 

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Sjónarhóll
Háaleitisbraut 11-13
108 Reykjavík
Sími 535 1900