FUB is an interest organization that works for children, young people and adults with intellectual disabilities to be able to live a good life. Our goal is that society should be accessible to all and that every person should have influence over their lives.
What we do:
We conduct interest-political advocacy work and collaboration, to be able to participate before important decisions are made, which are about people with intellectual disabilities. This applies to the state, regions and municipalities, authorities, other decision-makers and responsible principals - all of whom have influence over people with intellectual disabilities and their lives.
We provide advice to relatives.
We organize meaningful activities.
We contribute in the media and through our own channels with expertise and experience from people with intellectual disabilities and their relatives.
We collaborate with other functional rights organizations on common issues and participate in international exchanges of knowledge and interest policy work.
We work to ensure that research on intellectual disabilities is constantly developed, utilized and highlighted.
FUB's work is based on two documents on human rights:
Agenda 2030 - the global goals for sustainable development.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
In addition, there is a law in Sweden on Support and Service, LSS, which states that all people with intellectual disabilities should be able to live a good life.
What is intellectual disability?
It is a disability in the brain and means that you have a harder time understanding and need more time to learn and to remember. Some things you never learn. In other ways, you are like everyone else. Children and adults with developmental disabilities rejoice, cry, love and get angry, just like everyone else.
About 1% of all children and adults in Sweden have an intellectual disability. There are different degrees of intellectual disability. A fairly large group are people who have Down syndrome, but there are also other causes of intellectual disability.