We are the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Providing Services to People with Intellectual Disability - a national umbrella organisation for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disability in Ireland.
We aim to promote the equalisation of opportunities for persons with intellectual disability through the provision and development of high quality, person centred services.
We achieve our mission through information sharing and the development and promotion of codes of best practice. We also act as a lobbying agent on a national and international basis and work in co-operation with advocacy organisations on behalf of people with an intellectual disability.
We promote and actively pursue four fundamental principles. People with an intellectual disability have:
- The right to a normal pattern of life within the community
- The right to be treated as an individual with dignity and respect
- The right to care and support in developing their maximum potential
- The right to participate in the decision making process on issues affecting their lives.