VIKOM - The Danish Resource Centre on Communication and Multiple Disabilities Concerning Children and Young PeopleThe Danish Resource Centre on Communication and Multiple Disabilities concerning Children and Young People without Spoken Language is part of the National Board of Social Services, which is part of the Ministry of Welfare. The Centre serves the whole country of Denmark. Its aim is to support the professional assistance to a group of children and young people whose mode of communication differs from what we usually expect. The target group is children and young people with multiple disabilities without spoken language. The Centre does not offer direct educational counselling to children and young people with multiple disabilities or to their relatives. The Centre supports the professional assistance in the counties and regions by arranging annual, follow-up training for the special resource persons; arranging annual conferences on topics of communication and multiple disabilities; publishing 2 annual newsletters on topics of communication and multiple disabilities; publishing information materials; responding to calls, e-mails and letters; initiating various projects; serving as consultants to local development projects giving presentations and arranging courses; and welcoming visitors in the media centre, where materials on total communication are available for those seeking inspiration.
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