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

Friday, 24th September 2021 Meet the Expert Karl Elling Ellingsen 02:45pm - 03:30pm Room: Humboldt

Norway played a lead role in deinstitutionalization by reforming services in 1995, and received appreciation from many countries as well as nationally. The overall goal is improving quality of life, inclusion, participation, and to ensure the well-being for all persons with intellectual developmental disability in Norway. By aiming high, the expectations equally are high.

The presentation will give insight in how Norway is organizing and carrying out services for persons with IDD, with a special focus on mental health, how the society in general is orientated towards inclusion, and what the realities are described through research.

Simple and to the point:

  • Norway played a leading role internationally in the deinstitutionalisation of people with intellectual developmental disabilities
  • Quality of life, inclusion and participation played a central role in the reform of care systems
  • Organisational structures, social impact, mental health and health services research will be addressed in the lecture.