A person who has an intellectual disability has more difficulty than others in understanding things and needs more time and support in order to learn things.
Intellectual disability can be profound or severe, moderate or mild. It can also coincide with other functional impairments, such as physical disability, vision impairment or hearing impairment.
Children, young persons and adults with an intellectual disability have needs and feelings, just like anyone else, want to be treated with respect and consideration and want to have the opportunity of expressing their wishes and controlling their lives.
Just like you and me.
FUB safeguards the interest of persons with an intellectual disability in municipalities, county councils, the Riksdag and in relation to public authorities in different sectors of society.
FUB distributes information to its own members and the general public.
FUB offers support to its members through solicitors and organising secretaries.
FUB published two journals for members: FUB-Kontakt and the easy-to-read magazine Steget. Now - from May 2004 - these journals are published toghether in one journal with a new name, UNIK.
FUB conducts research and development work through the FUB Development and the ALA Foundation.
FUB co-operates closely with other organisations of the disabled within the Swedish Co-operative Body of Organisation of Disabled People and through Inclusion International.
If you would like to know more and join us phone our national organisation in Stockholm on 08-508 866 00.
Do you want to know more about intellectual disability? We have a page in english where you can learn more. Click here