Across Borders: Supporting Families throughout Europe
Sari Paloposki (Finland) is president of FEPEDA, a European NGO founded in 1990 representing associations of parents and friends of deaf and hard of hearing children at a European level.
Paloposki will present an overview of FEPEDA´s activities and advocacy work including how this umbrella organization provides support to European families coming from different cultures, languages, and socio-economic situations. Her presentation highlights the importance of cooperation and collaboration across borders with proven strategies for valuing diversity, on-going communication, and shared learning.
A mother of four children, including two who are profoundly deaf, Sari is the Director of the Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled in Finland. She was the President of the local parent association from 2002-2012.