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JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Working with FAIDD, JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) will lead the development of Outcome 3 (Passport), collating information from the other partner organisations, leading on piloting as well as contributing to Outcomes 1 and 2. Along with FAIDD, JAMK supported in the coordination of the first transnational project meeting in November 2105 to kick start the project and work of Outcome 1. It will also support in the coordination of a multiplier event in February 2017 disseminating details of progress made in Outcomes 2 and 3. JAMK is also responsible for the development of the website for the project ensuring continuing accessibility of the outcomes.
 
JAMK, located in Jyväskylä, is an internationally oriented and dynamic HE institution with 8000 students and 700 employees. The Teacher Education College (TEC) of JAMK has its history back to 1962 in qualifying teachers for all professional fields in vocational and higher education. Since 1994 this postgraduate level program has also been provided in English. Teacher Education College (TEC) has a leading role in providing continuing education for qualified vocational teachers in special needs education and in counseling and career guidance. Teacher education in TEC emphasizes the ideology of inclusive learning environments and inclusive vocational education.

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FAIDD

Working with JAMK University of Applied Sciences (JAMK), the Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FAIDD) will lead on the development of outcome three, collating information from the other partner organisations as well as contributing to Outcomes 1and 2 (and leading on the piloting of Outcome 3). Along with JAMK, FAIDD will support in the coordination of the first transnational project meeting in October 2105 to kick start the project and work on outcome one. It will also support in the coordination of a multiplier event in February 2017 disseminating details of progress made in outcomes two and three.

Assigned this role within the SENEL project partnership because of its vast experience and expertise, FAIDD is a national organisation with 70-80 experts which promotes equality and participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and others who need support with learning, understanding and communicating. It also develops services and does research in the field. The main objectives are research, development, personnel training, production of materials, promoting plain language information and culture, furthering accessible and participatory communication and use of information technology, providing and exchanging information and exercising social influence.

FAIDD is a centre of knowledge and a forum of cooperation. It engages in diverse cooperation with people with disabilities and their families and carers, professionals in the field, service providers, organisations and public authorities. The members of FAIDD are joint municipal authorities, municipalities, congregations, registered voluntary organisations and foundations.

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