Day activities can also be organised remotely
In April, Espoo’s Disability Services and Rinnekoti piloted virtual day activities. The pilot project was a success and received plenty of positive feedback from the clients who participated. At the moment, day activities are provided online at least by Rinnekoti and Autism Foundation Finland. In addition, the non-governmental organisation Kehitysvammatuki 57 ry provides free online activities that are open to anyone during the coronavirus period.
How to apply to participate in day activities online
You can apply through Disability Services to participate in remotely organised day activities due to the coronavirus epidemic. We are currently granting this service to clients who have been granted day or work activities before but do not receive these services from anywhere at the moment.
When we are organising the remote service, we will assess whether the client will benefit from it. It is also very important that the client is willing to try using the service in a new way.
To use the service, the client needs to have a computer, a tablet computer or a smartphone that connects to the Internet. The applications we use to provide remote services are secure.
Day activities under the Act on Special Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities and the Act on Disability Services and Assistance are free of charge for the client.
Further information about the service is available from the Disability Services helpline, tel. 09 816 45285, Mon–Fri 9:00–15:00.