As styrktarfelag association

Ás is one of the leading companies in service to people with learning disabilities in Reykjavik, Iceland.


Ás was founded 1958 by entrepreneurial parents, aiming for independent life and full societal rights for their kids and others with intellectual disabilities.The company is a mutual benefit organization and has, through the years, established various types of service. Long term residence/homes, daycare for children and adults and work-related offers, which have undergone a lot of changes last couple of years with the aim to create opportunities of choice for the users. The funding comes mainly through contracts with the city of Reykjavik, the municipality of Kópavogur and the National University Hospital of Iceland. Sitting the board of the organization are parents or next of kin to disabled people. As today Ás can provide service to 257 people with disabilities and the employees are about 269 in 180 positions.

Type of partner/expertise sought

Anyone with the same or similar emphasis.

Type of expertise/competence offered

Our expertise and strength lies in the services we provide people with learning disabilities, and the fact of how the members of our board are chosen. We also concider us strong in looking out for their equal rights.
We also like to have quality staffmembers and have taken some means in that directions.

Organisation type

Non-governmental organization/ non-profit

Areas covered

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