Breaking Barriers
Peer Groups for dyslectics

 


Erilaisten oppijoiden liitto ry
(The Finnish Diverse Learners' Association FINDER)



Erilaisten oppijoiden liitto ry

(The Finnish Diverse Learners' Association FINDER)



FINDER is the national organisation of people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (diverse learners).
FINDER has 17 sub-organizations around the country, the members are dyslexics, their parents, researchers and professionals.

The organization is an NGO, but it works together with ministries, labour-market organizations and researchers. FINDER has formed extensive networks of actors afffecting the lives of diverse learners, and provides counseling also to the staff of these authorities and other actors. It organizes yearly national seminars on learning difficulties, publishes books, has a learning and counseling center for dyslexic people and professionals in Helsinki and gives lectures all over the country.

The target group of FINDER and its member organizations have a very wide target group extending from the single learner and citizen to the staff members of educational institutions, various authorities and work places, to the general public.