Welcome to LEV
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The National Organisation LEV was founded in 1952 by parents to persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) in Denmark. LEV is an umbrella organisation comprising more than 10,000 members as well as 15 smaller organizations working for the rights of specific groups of PWIDs, e.g. persons with Down syndrome. The structure reflects the fact that intellectual disability covers a broad range of cognitive deficiencies affecting personal development to a varying degree.
LEV’s mission is to advocate and lobby for the rights and improvement of living conditions of PWIDs and their families. The overall vision is to have full inclusion of PWIDs in all areas of life, in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. LEV pursues this as a representative in a number of official committees at local, regional and national level in Denmark and as a member of the umbrella organisation Disabled People´s Organisations Denmark (DPOD).