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

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)

Legal advice by Lakitoimisto Kumpuvuori Oy
Mon-Sun, 17:00-18:00 Tel. +358 50 552 0024 
(calls are charged at the standard rate, the terms of the legal advice service can be found in Finnish here). Lakitoimisto Kumpuvuori Oy solicitors have provided our members with free legal telephone advice. Agreement with Akson covers advice only – contacting the office does not lead to a lawyer-client relationship.  The advice given is a legally justifiable opinion based on the circumstances explained during the consultation. Those who contact the solicitors decide whether they act on the legal advice given. The advice is given in strict confidentiality.


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