Organizational work is coordinated by the FPD’s Organizational and Social Activities Department.The FPD comprises 156 member associations made up of 32 000 individual members.
Realization of the opportunities for equality for people with disabilities is made more efficient through regional activities in conjunction with member associations operating in the area and with other regional actors. Support is given at the same time to the region’s collective membership activities.
Methods used in regional activities involve networking, discussion forums, training, dissemination of information, and joint leisure activities.
The country is divided into eight Finnish-speaking regions. In addition there is also Swedish-speaking activities in three regions.
A person may join as a full member of a member association if he or she has a permanent physical disability, or is the legal guardian of a child under 15 years of age with a mobility disability.
The aims of member associations are:
Member associations of the FPD also belong to the Finnish Association of Sports for the Disabled.
The aim of the FPD’s organizational training is the improvement of the quality of life of its membership, the raising of awareness, and the upkeep and reform of the FPD’s operational preparedness.
The FPD’s members and other interested parties are provided with regional training days and nationwide courses, seminars and consultation days. A number of seminars are targeted at professionals and decision-makers.