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Akson in English

The Finnish Association of Spinal Cord Injured Akson was founded on 13 June 2009 to unite people with spinal cord injuries and to promote their interests as well as those of their families. 

Our office is located on the Validia Kuntoutus (Validia Rehabilitation) premises (Synapsia House, Nordenskiöldinkatu 18 B, 00250 Helsinki).

Contact us: office Tel. +358 50 371 5400, email toimisto@aksonry.fi

Akson’s objectives include:

  • To develop peer support activities for people with spinal cord injuries at individual, local, regional and nationwide levels

  • To develop acute phase care for people with spinal cord injuries as well as immediate rehabilitation afterwards and multi-disciplinary lifelong monitoring in collaboration with spinal cord injury centres

  • To share information concerning spinal cord injuries

  • To promote research on spinal cord injuries in Finland

  • To promote the rights of people with spinal cord injuries in general
     

 

Member benefits

As a member of Akson you are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Selkäydinvamma magazine (published twice a year, you can find past issues here)

  • Seminars and other events at discounted prices

  • Peer support

  • Protection of interests and advice

  • Help with problems

  • The IT magazine and other membership benefits offered by Invalidiliitto ry (the Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities; Akson is a member of this nationwide organisation)

  • SOS Aktuellt magazine (in Swedish, subscriptions via the Akson office)

 

 

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