The FPD also functions as an organization for young people with mobility disabilities, providing social influences, services and companionship. The aim is to encourage young people at the earliest possible age to work for their own rights.
The youth working group INTO is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of FPD youth work. Courses and meetings for young people form an essential part of youth work, allowing young people to socialize and exchange opinions, and bringing home to them the importance of social activities, as well as the aims of organizational activities.
INTO works in close cooperation with other actors in the field of disability and youth work. The Finnish Association of Sports for the Disabled is a natural partner of the FPD in youth work. An example of cooperation with other organizations for people with a disability is the work conducted in the Youth Cooperation Group of Organizations of the Disabled (VNY).
The youth cooperation group The Web (Seitti) is a joint project involving five associations for people with musculoskeletal disabilities (FPD, the Finnish Neuromuscular Disorders Association, the Finnish MS Society, the Finnish CP Association and the Finnish Rheumatism Association). The roles for operational design and implementation on The Web are filled by young people.
More information: www.seittiweb.org.
FPD youth are also actively involved in Allianssi. The Finnish Youth Cooperation Allianssi is an interest organization for youth work nationwide. More information: www.alli.fi