Associations for the Disabled in Hungary

Find out about organisations for people with disabilities or special learning needs in Hungary…

National Disability Council (Országos Fogyatékosügyi Tanács – OFT): An official council, maintained by the government. Members are made up of government representatives, disability organisations and other stakeholder organisations (in Hungarian).

National Federation of (Physically) Disabled Persons' Associations (Mozgáskorlátozottak Egyesületeinek Országos Szövetsége – MEOSZ): Association representing the interest of people with physical disabilities in Hungary.

Hungarian Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (Értelmi Fogyatékossággal Élők és Segítőik Országos Érdekvédelmi Szövetségének – ÉFOÉSZ): The umbrella body for the various organisations concerned with the care and rehabilitation of people with intellectual disability in Hungary.

National Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Siketek és Nagyothallók Országos Szövetsége – SINOSZ): Association providing support and assistance for deaf and hard of hearing children, adults, and their families.

Down Foundation (Down Alapítvány):  Organisation seeking to ensure that as many children with Down Syndrome as possible are brought up within their own families and live an independent life.

National Autism Association (Autisták Országos Szövetsége – AOSZ): An umbrella body for the various organisations representing the interests of autistic people and their families (in Hungarian).

The Hungarian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (Magyar Vakok és Gyengénlátók Országos Szövetsége – MVGYOSZ): An umbrella body representing the interests of blind and partially sighted people, providing support, assistance and a range of resources.

National Deafblind Association (Siketvakok Országos Egyesülete – SOE):  Association representing the interests of people with deafblind disability. Offers training for sign language interpreters and special education teachers, as well as education and therapy for deafblind children (in Hungarian).