Friday, 24th September 2021 Meet the Expert Karl Elling Ellingsen 03:00pm - 03:45pm Room: Humboldt

Blind spots! A look at some of the outcomes of the Norwegian reform in service systems for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Norway played a lead role in deinstitutionalization by reforming services in 1995, and resaved appreciation from many countries as well as nationally. The over all goal is improving QOL, inclusion, participation, and to ensure the well-being for all persons with IDD in Norway. By aiming high, the expectations equally are high. The presentation will give insight in how Norway are organizing and carrying out services for persons with IDD, with a spesial focus on mental health, how the society in general are orientated towards inclusion, and what the realities are described trough research.