The Threshold Association is a cross-disability organization, which focuses on the basic and human rights of persons with disabilities. It was founded by students with disabilities in 1973. Persons with different types of disabilities run the organization from decision-making to activities.
The Threshold Association works to guarantee the equal rights of persons with disabilities in Finnish society and on international level. The Threshold Association supports and activates persons with disabilities to advocate for their own rights, influences officials and other authorities to consider the needs of people with disabilities when making decisions and acts as an expert on disability issues.
The Threshold Association is a part of the independent living movement, and collaborates with Disabled Peoples’ International, among others.
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